In order to make her jumpsuit fit better, con artist Anna Sorokin was denied prison privileges during her time in jail. Sorokin violated the law by altering her jumpsuit to make it look better.
While incarcerated at the Albion Correctional Facility in upstate New York, the fictitious heiress—who is renowned for her love of high fashion—was punished for “tampering” with the tan-green dress she was made to wear.
Sorokin was stripped of her privileges and placed in solitary confinement for two weeks after providing false information to a prison guard and disregarding a direct order.
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She was ‘simply trying to be stylish,’ according to a person close to her, but she broke the regulations and as a result was prohibited from engaging in any leisure activities or receiving any packages for ten days, as per Daily Mail.
According to the source, Sorokin had her prison attire altered to “fit her better” because they were “too wide and loose.”
Sorokin had a rough landing after being convicted of financial crimes in 2019 for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from hotels, private jet businesses, and her best friend.
The 31-year-old was imprisoned for two years before being freed in February 2021, only to be detained again a few weeks later for overstaying her visa in the US.
Sorokin, who was born in Russia, was released for the second time in October and is currently appealing her conviction in the hopes of remaining in the United States.
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It reveals that on August 27, 2020, in the Albion facility, Sorokin was accused of violating four jail rules.
They were that an inmate should not “lie or submit an incomplete, deceptive, and/or false statement or information; that an inmate should not refuse to obey a direct order; that an inmate should not misuse their phone privileges; and that they should ‘comply with facility packaging protocols.”
Sorokin attempted to argue her case during a hearing the following month, but the prison judge decided the outcome.
She spent 15 days in “Keeplock,” which meant she was confined to her cell, but unlike in solitary confinement, she was still allowed to have her belongings.
She was prohibited from engaging in any form of leisure, receiving mail, making purchases at the prison commissary, or using the phone for 20 days.
Each prisoner is given a gadget that is not connected to the internet on which they can download movies and pictures of friends and family. Sorokin also lost access to her tablet for 20 days.
Two months after she was locked up, in July of the previous year, she was involved in a second incident.
Her crimes included owning illegal clothing.
“The alteration of state-issued apparel or property is prohibited,” the regulations state. Any state clothes or bedding that has been altered without permission must be paid for by the offender.
She also disregarded the regulations against “destruction of, tampering with, and theft of property” and “obeying orders without debate.”
As a penalty, Sorokin was prohibited by prison officials from engaging in any recreational activities, using the commissary, receiving packages, or using the phone for ten days.
Sorokin’s life has been the subject of significant media attention, and it has been adapted into a Netflix series, ‘Inventing Anna,’ starring Julia Garner.
The show highlighted how Sorokin pretended to have a $60 million trust fund and bilked her way into costly trips and hotel stays, ripping from her best friend in the process.
Sorokin, also known as Anna Delvey, was released from prison in February of last year after serving her four to twelve-year term, and she immediately returned to her prior life of luxury by renting a luxurious flat in Chelsea.
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After bragging in a TV appearance that “crime pays,” she was arrested by immigration officers and imprisoned in a New York State jail until October, when she was given $10,000 bond.
She has since relocated to a modest flat above a payday loan store in New York’s East Village.
Sorokin must remain in her 470-square-foot apartment 24 hours a day while under house arrest under the terms of her parole.