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Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyer says she has been subjected to raw sewage and rat droppings in jail.
Maxwell, 59, was arrested in July last year. The socialite, who was accused of helping billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein traffic underage girls, was said to have been apprehended in New Hampshire and is now preparing for a possible trial in November.
This week, Maxwell's lawyer, Bobbi Sternheim said she had been forced to move cell at the Metropolitan detention center in Brooklyn after raw sewage 'permeated' through the cell she had been living in.
He also said Maxwell and her attorney had been refused water during a four hour meeting on Sunday evening.
"The ever-changing rules are negatively impacting Ms Maxwell's ability to prepare for trial," he said.
"The hyper-surveillance of Ms Maxwell and counsel during legal visits is highly inappropriate and invasive."
A few months ago, Maxwell's family complained about the conditions she is living under in jail.
Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, Ghislaine's brother, Ian Maxwell, said that his sister was losing hair and her eyesight was failing in jail while awaiting trial.
He added that his sister "remained resolute" but said the conditions were distressing for her, alleging she was being served "brown" water, to drink, "inedible" food and living in "grotesque" conditions with 24 hour monitoring.
"Ghislaine has been in prison now for nearly 250 days and counting," he said. "She is in effective isolation in a cell that measures 6ft by 9ft and which includes a concrete bed and a toilet.
"There is no natural light. She is under 24-hour, round-the-clock surveillance with ten cameras including one that moves and tracks her movements. That is her existence.
"The water that is provided through the prison is brown and the food that she's given is very highly microwaved and basically inedible".
Maxwell faces up to 80 years in prison if convicted on all her charges.
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