Outbreak of Coronavirus at MDC May Delay Raniere Prison Assignment & Survival Advice for Raniere as a Chomo in Prison

Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center

Keith Alan Raniere

BROOKLYN, NY: Fifty-five new cases of Covid 19 were confirmed between Tuesday and Thursday at the Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center. The total known number of those infected is 80, according to numbers compiled by the Bureau of Prison.

Prior to Tuesday, there had only been 25 confirmed cases since March.

The low numbers of coronavirus cases at MDC prior to this past week were more than likely caused by a lack of testing.

Presently housed at MDC are Keith Alan Raniere, Clare Webb Bronfman, and Ghislaine Maxwel – along with some 1000 plus other residents, most of whom are pre-trial detainees who were unable to obtain bail. Maxwell is a pre-trial detainee. Raniere and Bronfman have been sentenced and are awaiting permanent prison placement.

It has not been confirmed if any of these high profile prisoners have Covid -19.

The outbreak might cause a delay in placing Raniere and Bronfman in a permanent prison.

The facility is reportedly on lockdown which means prisoners are confined to their cells all day and night and maximum segregation is imposed. Food is served in cells during lockdowns instead of at the tables set up in the units for that purpose.

On lockdown, the commissary is closed. Showers are reduced to once or twice a week. Phone calls are limited or suspended. Visits are suspended. Life for prisoners is the tedium of their small cells, with their bed, a toilet and sink, and sometimes a desk.

With everyone on lockdown, the black market is virtually closed.

Advice on Surviving as a Chomo for Raniere From a Former Prisoner

Although he denies he ever committed any sex offenses, Keith Alan Raniere was convicted and will be considered a Chomo, or child molester in prison. If he is assigned to a maximum-security prison and placed in general population, Raniere has told followers that his life will be forfeited.

Here is what Prison Resource’s Christopher Zoukis says about it. His view contradicts Raniere’s to a degree. Zoukis suggests that Raniere might be able to survive if he is smart and tough. He also suggests that Raniere should be assigned to a Sex Offender Management Program facility, where he will be comparatively safer.

By Christopher Zoukis

Author of the Federal Prison HandbookDirectory of Federal Prisons, Prison Education Guide, and College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons. 

For those convicted of sex-related offenses such as child pornography offenses, and for informants, the road can be much harder. At the lower security levels, they will simply be ostracized, unless they are incarcerated at a Sex Offender Management Program facility. At the higher security levels, their safety might be in jeopardy. For those likely to be targeted who arrive at a prison where they are not welcome, they will be informed in not-very-kind terms by fellow prisoners. This will most likely occur before violence is introduced. If a targeted prisoner fails to heed the warning, they might very well be beaten or stomped. In these instances, they will be removed from general population and placed in the hole for protective custody.

Sexual assault in prison is a hot-button issue. Vulnerable populations such as LGBT prisoners, sex offenders and younger prisoners tend to face an increased risk of being assaulted. While such prisoners will have to contend with verbal sexual jabs and solicitations, forcible rape is actually an unusual occurrence. It does happen each year across prison systems such as the Federal Bureau of Prisons, but despite what you might see on TV it is not a regular occurrence. Severe consequences imposed by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) have had an impact on prison rape statistics.

If a prisoner engages in sexually promiscuous activities, they commonly become a target for unwanted sexual attention. The key to avoiding violence and sexual assault in prison is for prisoners to mind their own business, engage in respectable conduct, and mesh well within the prison culture and groups. These things help, but won’t guarantee safety.

When assaulted, it is important for the prisoner to throw everything that they have into protecting themselves to dissuade others from following suit. This means if you’re being assaulted, you fight hard. Hurting an offender as swiftly and brutally as possible is the right answer in this situation. Enacting swift self-defense protects you from the assailant and gives others considering you as a target a reason to think twice. The truth is that injuries sustained from fights only hurt so much, but the constant fear of being hurt is much more crippling. By harnessing this fear, even smaller prisoners who are not usually intimidating can become forces to be reckoned with, even if they never again have to throw another punch.

Some information and tips to remember on this topic:

  • At the camp (minimum security) and low-security levels, violence and sexual assault are very rare. Prisoners are concentrating on good behavior and being released. At the medium-security and, especially, the high-security levels where many inmates feel they have nothing to lose, violence is very prevalent, and sexual assault happens more often, though it is still not exactly commonplace.
  • If you are an informant or sex offender and are sent to a rough medium or high-security federal prison, there are measures to take to avoid being targeted. You can refuse to “walk the yard” by refusing to leave the Special Housing Unit upon their first arrival at the institution. This is where most new arrivals are held prior to being released into the general population. While this will result in you being placed in protective custody, it will protect you from being maimed until Federal Bureau of Prisons officials transfer you to an easier yard.
  • If you are being threatened by someone, don’t act weak. Dispel tension by talking. A simple “go to hell,” and walking away is better than saying “I’m not going to fight you.” It is essential to convey that when push comes to shove, you will act and you can handle a fight if required.
  • If someone punches you or puts their hands on you, react swiftly. It is a rule I strictly followed in prison. Words are only words, but once someone touched me, all bets were off. If someone harms you, you need to harm them. Traditional society would disagree with this notion, but in prison you are your only protector. The guards will not help you, and neither will your fellow prisoners.
  • It’s better to fight and lose or be caught fighting than to tell guards that someone hit or threatened you. This will brand you as a rat. The only time you should consider going to the guards is if you fear that your life is in danger, and you are willing to be locked in the hole and transferred elsewhere. Even then, you should not give them any names. Just state you fear for your life.
  • If someone is intimidating you sexually or trying to coax you to engage in sex, find a slick retort designed to embarrass them and make them go away. A transgender friend of mine while in prison used to tell people, “I’ll f*&k you, but it’s going to hurt.” No one expected this to come out of my friend’s mouth and it usually shamed people into leaving her alone. But there is also the risk of inciting violence by making such comments. The best rule of thumb should be to use words to dispel potential trouble, to ignore what you can, and to avoid putting yourself in positions where such comments are made.
  • If you are sexually assaulted, you have the right to file a PREA complaint through the TRULINCS Inmate-to-Staff Messaging function, by telling any staff member, or by writing a letter to the Department of Justice. This will result in a swift and severe response from prison officials and the DOJ official assigned to investigate the case.  In most cases, I’m very much against telling on fellow prisoners, but in the case of sexual assault, I go the other way. I think that if someone is ever raped in prison that they should immediately file a report. This is required to protect the victim and get them the help that they need, and to protect others from the perpetrator.


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  • Definition of Alphonse and Gaston

    Frank, I gather, from your most recent spate of publishing, you and Sir Keith Allen Raniere are as thick as thieves and I dear say a little ‘Alphonse and Gaston’.

    I believe the following recent fictional phone Dialogue between Frank and Keith accurately depicts their newly found civility and respect for one another:

    FRANK. My dear gentleman, your turn to speak is at hand.

    KEITH. No, my debonair friend. ‘Tis your turn to speak. You have the floor.

    FRANK. Good heavens no! It would be uncouth to utter a single word at this instance; I thereby, surrender the floor to you, my silly sir.

    KEITH. So gracious of you darling. My apologies, but proverbs take precedent…So age before beauty, my raucous and gentile fellow.

    FRANK. ‘Oh, heavens to Murgatroyd’!

    Are my conclusions correct regarding your shared tenor and is my depiction of the two of you sharing pleasantries accurate? Quaint.

    Needless to say, I have too much free-time.


  • —Severe consequences imposed by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) have had an impact on prison rape statistics.

    True, the rape [statistics] have gone down but, in reality, the statement is patently false.

    Booty is booty and men get horny. Women are still raped despite the law. There’s just less reporting.

    • There is just less reporting by inmates. Plus inmates will claim it was consensual at the time of the rape.

      Think how difficult is it to prove the rape happened between a man and a woman in a civilian population.
      How difficult is it to prove that rape occurred in a prison between two men?

      What person with any degree of common sense believes that there’s less rape in prison?

  • When someone is in for 120 years, that’s being kept inside for life, chances are, even if you start your sentence at age two. Raniere happened to get caught and jailed at a time when prison life is more complicated by a virus and its contagiousness, its mutations and the human attempts (or non-attempts) to adapt to these conditions.

    It is almost impossible to relate to being in Raniere’s current position, kind of helpless and ass up to the uncontrollable vagaries and loss of choices, of being limited to a world of probably permanent imprisonment. Caged.

    Yet my personal evaluation of Raniere is that he is someone who cannot be “rehabilitated.”

    He reminds me of something that my sassy European grandma used to say that always got me thinking and trying to understand, comprehend. She’d just say that “crazy people do not know that they are crazy.”

    If I were stuck in Keith Raniere’s position, I would appreciate being offered the option, once every year and as a routine process, to simply be put to sleep via a reasonable delivery of euthanasia. Call it an optional annual death “penalty review.”

    Something beyond the annihilation of being irretrievably trapped behind locked doors, watched like a slug under an electron microscope by assholes and sadists, marooned with a tightly packed goon squad, the nightmare of breathing a cloistered, living HELL.

    “There must be some way out of here
    Said the joker to the thief
    There’s too much confusion here
    I can’t get no relief….”

    And Bob’s yer uncle. A life gone off. Woulda, shoulda, coulda. But Raniere isn’t repenting his days and nights away trying to fix a damn thing.

    Keith Raniere has never made any errors or harmed anyone. The world is against him. That’s the problem. The man is not a mouse, he’s a fucking Martyr. Someday people will understand Raniere’s enlightenment, right?

    Again, Gramma was right. Crazy doesn’t know it’s crazy. Diabolical does recognize itself though. What a combo.

    • Technically, he is deluded. A delusion is a fixed false belief not in accord with reality, and not amenable to reason.

  • My Reply to Shadow or Anti-Vaxxers

    The CDC (Center for Disease Control) begs to differ from your viewpoint:

    Flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. For example, during 2018-2019, flu vaccination prevented an estimated 4.4 million influenza illnesses, 2.3 million influenza-associated medical visits, 58,000 influenza-associated hospitalizations, and 3,500 influenza-associated deaths.

    A 2018 study showed that from 2012 to 2015, flu vaccination among adults reduced the risk of being admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) with flu by 82 percent.

    Flu Vaccine is

    recent studies show that flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness by between 40% and 60% among the overall population during seasons when most circulating flu viruses are well-matched to the flu vaccine.

    CDC link below


    Other vaccines did do some good do you remember these viruses and the corresponding vaccines


    Bill Barr’s opinion is the election was not tampered with in a significant way because there were a few hundred bad ballots and Bidden won by 7 million votes.
    Attorney General William Barr has some important information:


    If Conspiracy Buffs, Flat Earthers, ANTIFAS, Qanons, Anti-Vaxxers or Sophists are allowed to post I should be able too retort in a polite way.

    • you are silly
      that said
      every mortal has the right to review the information all of the information on any particular topic including the topic of vaccines and their benefit or lack of benefit and potential to injure and maim and kill the participants in the vaccine program

      and then
      make their own choice about what they will put into their own bodies

      my body , my choice .

      the Nuremberg law / protocol states that medical decisions are not to be forced on anyone BY ANYONE
      USA is a signatory to said law

      4 billion dollars have been paid out to victims of vaccines , not a paltry amount by any measure

      CDC FDA do not report accurately all of the information so truth seekers need to find alternate sources on their own

      the CDC , FDA are in the business of selling vaccines for profit , and they do not disclose the death and suffering their product causes .
      study and learn
      then choose
      99.95% of those who get the bug called kovid 18+1 and are 70 or under , live survive
      already the vaccine has killed a greater percentage of the test subject guinea pigs – so the math is simple

      the vaccines kill more than what they allegedly cure so there is less risk of death to simply

      choose wisely , your choice is yours and yours alone
      you are allowed to make the wrong choice , and if you choose the vaccine
      the choice can not be undone

      • —you are silly, that said every mortal has the right to review

        “You are silly”…..I am guilty as charged.

        —every mortal has the right to review

        So now elves, ghosts, trolls, goblins, and gremlins, have no rights?

        —Nuremberg law/protocol states that medical decisions are not to be forced on anyone BY ANYONE
        USA is a signatory to said law

        2002, President George W. Bush effectively “unsigned” the treaty, sending a note to the United Nations secretary-general that the US no longer intended to ratify the treaty and that it did not have any obligations toward it.

        At no time did the CDC state that citizens would be forced to take the vaccine.

        So good to know, Shadowstate1958 is in good company.


        • the Nuremberg Code (which is the codification of the international treaty pacts involved) is actually part of the UNESCO Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights.

          not ICC

          not that i personally have any respect for united nations or unesco

          the NON winner of the presidential election joesephine biden has indeed stated his intention IF he were to be elected ( which has not and never will happen )
          to FORCE the covid vaccine on the general population whereas the winner of the election has stated the vaccine will be voluntary

          218 million paid out in 2020 to cover damages caused by vaccines that were approved by FDA and promised/certified to be “safe and effective” while, in fact, the vaccines are neither safe nor effective
          as adjudicated by federal court

          should keith ranierre be used as a test subject for any vaccine ?
          if and only if he approves of it AFTER he is informed of ALL possible ramifications of what may transpire to himself if he is so foolish as to agree to that procedure
          it would not really matter if his DNA were to be modified by the vaccine , which is one of the many side effects as he will not be producing any offspring while in prison

          he may be lower than whale shite at 9 fathoms but he is still a human mortal

          i do not think that these laws apply to non-mortals or non-humans

    • Barr better keep looking at the recent evidence coming out, such as the Georgia cheating video. LOL

      Also, the popular vote doesn’t matter, we have the electoral college system, and if RINOs and other losers don’t care about that fact, it’s their fault for being mistaken. LOL

      • Barr admitted there is no voter fraud on a large scale.


        Republicans have senate and I’m a happy Never Trumper Republican.

  • One would think the smartest man in the world would have already found a cure for COVID-19 by now, he’s got nothing but time in his hands.

  • Using this article as a template Nicki Clyne’s group “Weareasyou” is using the Covid Plandemic to spring Raniere, Bronfman and Ghislane Pimp Maxwell from MDC linking to these pages:


    @carmen1115 Yeeeees!!!
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    @carmen1115 Ms Carmen visit their and join the group. I know they would love to have more dancers. It was a beautiful thing to see. And to see the inmates flash the lights back took my breath away

    @carmen1115 we’re gonna pick a day near Christmas to set up lights and play music and whatever fun and entertainment we can muster! 🎄💃🏼 will keep you posted!

  • I’m sure Raniere could work out his own vaccine for Covid 19 if only the MDC guards would provide him a large whiteboard and big black magic markers for his cell.

  • Do we know if prisoners get multivitamins or supplemental vitamin D and C? Is this available in the prison commissary?

    • Shadow-

      I watched the video. I feel bad for her, but the mayor approved an area for a movie company outdoors. What is the point? I don’t get it. Sincerely.

      My Governor and Boston’s mayor are both Republicans and little people are getting screwed. Little people are always getting screwed. Democrats or Republicans when have they ever actually cared? The answer is never. Politicians are wastes of space.

      Previously you posted a video that looked like it was filmed in 1987.

      Your new video appears to be from the year 1989. The time line is progressing.

      Here is a video from 1987 which is eerily similar to your video.


      I am thinking time travel is possible

    • Back in the late 19th century, the French writer Gustave Le Bon wrote that “the crowd” has never rewarded the truth.

      “They turn aside from evidence that is not to their taste, preferring to deify error, if error seduce them,” he wrote. “Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.”

  • I think Raniere would be best housed in a unit for Sex Offenders. His crimes make that the appropriate solution. I doubt that he’d be at any increased risk.

    As for Covid 19 in detention centres, Frank and myself rang the alarm on that back in March and April…

    • i doubt the beer virus is any worse in prisons than in other places in the country, other than there is no economy to destroy in prisons, because they are…prisons. LOL

  • It can work as a complete isolation, but unfortunately, I have experience that there is always a weak link. I mean, for example, if the chef doesn’t wear the mask properly, then security measures aren’t worth much. With us, all the chefs keep the mask on their jaws, put the meat they’re looking for on the floor back on the plate… So I’ve seen this several times.

    I’m interested to know how useful Keith is in prison to his manipulative psychic skills. That’s not what his terror shows. People often don’t like people who are different from them, who stick out of line. He’s not a regular criminal. I think he needs to start preparing for the survival of the prison years.

  • I don’t like the idea of anyone being stuck in the MDC hellhole, with the virus spreading unchecked. There is inadequate ventilation and hygiene. I don’t trust the administration to give proper medical care. Raniere aside, this is a travesty for those who are being detained on a pre-trial basis, their actual guilt undecided.

    Previous posts have detailed the ridiculous percentage of US citizens imprisoned. On a lighter note, the House of Representatives is apparently moving to decriminalize marijuana, and retroactively commute the sentences of some who have been convicted and jailed on that basis. Maybe that is a step in the right direction. I don’t partake, but I think it’s insane to flood our prison system with pot smokers.

  • Message to all NXIVM criminals:
    For once in your lives stop being pansies.
    You have immune systems that protect you from infections.
    Your immune systems have worked for decades to protect you from bacteria and viruses.
    Covid means Corona Virus.
    These viruses cause the flu and the common cold.
    You have probably already been exposed to a Corona Virus in your life.
    Stop being big babies.

    If you want to improve your health and strengthen your immune systems do the following:
    Get fresh air and sunshine.
    Stop smoking
    Drink alcohol in moderation
    Don’t use illegal drugs.
    Shed those extra pounds
    Exercise in moderation
    Get Vitamin D
    Take moderate exercise.
    Stop being Pillsbury dough boys and dough girls.
    Get plenty of sleep.

    Permit me to tell you a story.
    Two months ago it was a warm day so I took a walk and purchased a nice cold soft drink and sat on a bench outside a store and soaked up some sunshine and breathed in some fresh air.
    I was not wearing a mask.
    It’s difficult to inhale fresh air while wearing a mask.
    Humans were created to breathe fresh air, not hide under the bed in the basement like that candy-assed pervert Joe Biden.

    This old woman came out of the store on her Hover Round.
    “Aren’t you afraid of catching Covid and dying” she asks me.
    “No, I have an immune system to protect me. You have an immune system too.”
    “But it’s a novel virus!”
    “Immune systems are designed to handle novel or new viruses.”

    This heifer on her Hover Round then opens up a cigarette case, pulls out a cancer stick and lights up!
    She is so concerned about Covid, a lung disease, that she smokes cigarettes.
    America has become a nation of ignorant cowering hypochondriacs led by that candy-ass political hack Joe Biden.

    • Shadow – I suppose because this is a post on coronavirus, the comment is OK. The illustration about the cigarette is interesting. But is it necessary to bring Biden in? This veers away from the non-political direction of FR.

      Maybe once in a while, I can do a post – Biden is a Fool, followed with Republicans are Fools and anyone interested can get it out of their system with loads of comments. And people not interested can skip those posts. The posts themselves would lack anything substantive. Just ad hominem attacks like “Biden is a candy ass political hack.” “Trump is a blowhard” etc.

      Actually, that might be a fun story – just to see the comments. A story of only ad hominem attacks, nothing else. I bet you would get people commenting, raving about how good it is, how insightful, or how terrible, depending on political affiliation.

      • “is it necessary to bring Biden in?” Frank Parlato

        Biden wants to shut down the country again.
        The last time the country was shut down 45 million people lost their jobs.

        The government’s cure is worse than the disease.

        Fauci Admits Nothing Will Change After Vaccine

        • Isn’t there some good website where this is being covered where you can comment and add your opinion? It is not really Frank Report territory. Any website can only cover so much and to do politics and governance justice you have to dedicate yourself to it. and you need a staff of writers.

          • Frank, I’m not sure you understand the fun of posting anti-lockdown comments. If posted on a website where everyone else is posting them, it is no fun. It is only a website that doesn’t discuss it where it is fun to post such comments. That’s one reason it’s so great to post them here!

      • It would be fun if there was a meaningful response to it. As long as you’re allowed to speak politely, I just want to see polite comments. Of course, I understand Frank, and I agree with him. But if I can’t respond to an insult, it can be very annoying

    • What you never factor into your comments Shadow, is the fact that no single President can undo the consequences of 50+ years of bad and neglectful governance. That is exactly what needs to be faced up to. So Biden/Trump is the solution, just doesn’t work.

    • “Stop smoking”,
      “Drink alcohol in moderation”,
      “Don’t use illegal drugs.”-Shadowstate1958

      That doesn’t sound like a hell-of-a-lot-a fun.

      BTW: Is the Hover Round as good as a Pride Travel with the Cadillac Package™️?

      Just curious.

    • Shadow says, “Your immune systems have worked for decades to protect you from bacteria and viruses.”

      By the time you read this, Shadow, close to 300,000 Americans have not been protected by their immune systems. Many of them would be alive today if they had worn masks and listened to doctors and not to dangerous advice.

  • I’m not sure if I read too much into your words in the other post. I probably should read it again but I got the impression you would prefer KR remain at MDC. Is this your view at all?

    • I think it would be reasonable for him to remain at MDC, for now, until the BOP determines a safe prison for him other than Supermax which is a human torture chamber.

      • Why should it be a human torture chamber? It is a furnished bathroom with toilet and shower, which billions of people can only dream about because they don’t have one yet. Not to mention medical care and full board.

      • DOS had planned a real torture chamber and had already purchased equipment for it, such as a cage for slaves. Raniere is the head of these plans, and if all of this had been implemented, people would have actually been tortured in this DOS torture chamber. And when I say tortured, I don’t mean any harmless role-playing games, but real torture. That was Keith Raniere’s plan.

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Frank Parlato is an investigative journalist.

His work has been cited in hundreds of news outlets, like The New York Times, The Daily Mail, VICE News, CBS News, Fox News, New York Post, New York Daily News, Oxygen, Rolling Stone, People Magazine, The Sun, The Times of London, CBS Inside Edition, among many others in all five continents.

His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

Parlato appeared on the Nancy Grace Show, Beyond the Headlines with Gretchen Carlson, Dr. Oz, American Greed, Dateline NBC, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, where Parlato conducted the first-ever interview with Keith Raniere after his arrest. This was ironic, as many credit Parlato as one of the primary architects of his arrest and the cratering of the cult he founded.

Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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