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Ghislaine Maxwell moved to ‘Disneyland’ of prisons



Disgraced socialite, Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to a low security prison

Described by some as the ‘Disneyland’ of jails, the prison Ghislaine Maxwell was moved to is a far cry from the outcome prosecutors were initially hoping for.

The Federal Correctional Institution in Tallahassee, Florida opened in 1938 and houses women only.


Maxwell was found guilty on five of the six charges against her including the most serious of sex trafficking a minor.

So how did she escape a life sentence and what’s next for Jeffery Epstein’s former right hand gal?

When Maxwell was walked into court sporting prison scrubs and shackles many thought it was likely she would “rot in hell” behind the bars of a prison cell for the rest of her life.

But as it stands, the 60-year-old could walk free in 18 years, having already served two.

It follows Maxwell’s defence securing a major win just before the sentence was announced.

What sentence deal did Maxwell’s defence secure?

The defence successfully reduced the court’s sentencing guideline range down to between 15 and 19.5 years.

Prosectors had asked for up to 55 years, which they say she deserved due to her quote “utter lack of remorse”. This was rejected.

In 2004, sentencing guidelines were increased dramatically to a maximum of 65 years, but in 2003 the limit was still just over 19.5 years.

The date of the indictment against Maxwell? Between 1994 and 2004.

In their push for leniency, Maxwell’s lawyers argued the former socialite’s jail conditions were harrowing.

They described an incident where another inmate threatened to kill her.

This inmate claimed an additional 20 years’ incarceration would be “worth the money” she’d receive for carrying out the murder.

But while Maxwell may be heading to a more comfortable facility, it’s still not freedom.

When she finally is released she will be nearing the end of her life, aged 78.

William is an Executive News Producer at TICKER NEWS, responsible for the production and direction of news bulletins. William is also the presenter of the hourly Weather + Climate segment. With qualifications in Journalism and Law (LLB), William previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) before moving to TICKER NEWS. He was also an intern at the Seven Network's 'Sunrise'. A creative-minded individual, William has a passion for broadcast journalism and reporting on global politics and international affairs.

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Is a long commute a reason to quit?



Workers reconsider roles due to lengthy travel times

A surge in resignations is hitting the job market as employees reevaluate the impact of long commutes on their work-life balance. The trend, intensified by the rise of remote work during the pandemic, sees a growing number of professionals opting to quit rather than endure extended travel times.

A recent survey conducted among commuters revealed that 68% of participants identified their daily journeys as a major source of stress. The findings suggest a paradigm shift in the traditional understanding of commuting as an inherent aspect of employment.

Employers are now grappling with the challenge of retaining talent as dissatisfaction with lengthy commutes becomes a catalyst for resignations. The implications extend beyond individual decisions, impacting productivity and overall workforce dynamics.

The phenomenon underscores the need for businesses to reassess their remote work policies and invest in solutions that alleviate the burden of commuting. As the job market adapts to evolving expectations, companies that fail to address the commute conundrum risk losing valuable contributors.

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Napoleon film fails to impress



Odd accents and unintentional laughter overshadow history

The cinematic portrayal of Napoleon Bonaparte has fallen short of expectations, with the movie drawing more attention for its peculiar accents and unintended comedic moments than its intended grandeur. Despite attempts to capture the historical magnificence of the French emperor, the film has left audiences perplexed and, in some instances, amused.

Critics point to the unconventional choice of accents employed by the actors, creating an unintentional distraction that detracts from the seriousness of the historical narrative. Viewers find themselves unintentionally laughing at scenes that were meant to evoke awe, turning what was envisioned as an epic retelling into an unintended comedy.

The film’s directors and producers are now facing scrutiny for their creative choices, with debates emerging on whether historical accuracy should be sacrificed for entertainment value. The unexpected laughter sparked by the film has prompted discussions on the fine line between historical representation and artistic interpretation in the world of cinema.

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Majority back ban on Trump 2024 bid if convicted



More than half of surveyed voters express support for preventing Donald Trump from appearing on the 2024 ballot if he is convicted of a crime, according to a recent poll.


The findings highlight the political ramifications of potential legal actions against the former president. The NewsNation and Decision Desk HQ survey, reveals a significant sentiment among voters favouring disqualification in the event of a criminal conviction.

The data indicates that 57% of respondents believe Trump should be barred from running in the next presidential election if found guilty of a crime. This sentiment is notably divided along party lines, with a majority of Democrats supporting disqualification, while Republicans are more split on the matter. The potential impact on Trump’s political future is a subject of intense speculation, with legal proceedings and public opinion closely intertwined.

As legal challenges and investigations continue to surround Trump, the poll underscores the importance of public perception in shaping the trajectory of his political career. The survey, which sampled [number] voters across [regions], serves as a barometer for the prevailing attitudes towards accountability and eligibility for public office. The results suggest that Trump’s legal standing could have far-reaching consequences beyond the courtroom, influencing his political standing in the eyes of the electorate.

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