It’s been a little over a year since she was sentenced for her involvement in the abusive, cult-like organization NXIVM, so where is Allison Mack now? The actor, best known for her role as Superman’s best friend in the series SmallvilleIn June, she pleaded guilty for racketeering conspiracy and racketeering. She recruited and coerced female members into a master-slave relationship and directed them to seduce NXIVM’s leader Keith Raniere.
NXIVM was founded by Raniere in 1990 as a personal growth company. It was exposed by the NSA in 2017. New York Times It was a predatory and pyramid scheme that coerced its female members to sexual slavery. As it turns out, Mack was an integral part of their conditioning, recruitment and eventual branding that would leave the women with permanent physical—and indeed mental—scars. Here’s where Allison Mack is now and what happened to her after NXIVM.
Where is Allison Mack now, anyway?
Allison Mack, the former actor, is currently being held at FCI Dublin CA. FCI Dublin CA is the federal correctional facility that houses low-security female offenders. Mack is being held. Mack is number 90838-053, and her release date has been set for March 29, 2024.
It’s one of the only federal women’s prisons in the United States. A report from the American Civil Liberties Union alleges that it suffered sexual abuse by wardens and prison officers. AP in 2022. The investigation was concluded “a permissive and toxic culture” Bay Area Facility, where prisoners were threatened and punished for speaking out against the conditions. “the rape club”, as it’s colloquially referred to by prisoners and workers. None of those inmates who complained about the prison were ever identified.
After completing a two-day introduction course, Mack joined NXIVM. The secret sorority DOS, or Dominus Obsequious Sororium, was founded in 2015. “Lord/Master of the Obedient Female Companions” Mack was an integral component of the operation. Mack, a NXIVM high-ranking member at that point, spoke to the New York Times DOS was “about women coming together and pledging to one another a full-time commitment to become our most powerful and embodied selves by pushing on our greatest fears, by exposing our greatest vulnerabilities, by knowing that we would stand with each other no matter what, by holding our word, by overcoming pain.”
Initial membership required a promise to submit blackmail material (e.g. nude photos) that would ensure their silence. The DOS “sisterhood” was a sub-pyramid scheme within NXIVM’s larger operations. It was described by NXIVM as a female empowerment group that consisted of several circles led by one woman. “master” Who was recruited “slaves.” The subordinates eventually recruited their own. “slaves.” It would eventually involve branding—searing Raniere’s initials into the flesh of DOS pledges and this act was at the heart of the NXIVM trial. Mack took the responsibility of creating the brand and discussed the concept with Mack. “ceremony” Raniere will discuss the matter in detail.
“Do you think the person who is being branded should be completely nude and sort of held to the table like a sort of, almost, like a sacrifice?” Raniere asked Mack in a recorded conversation, according to the New York Times. “The person should ask to be branded,” Raniere spoke to Mack in an additional recording. “She should say, ‘Please brand me. It would be an honor’—or something like that—‘an honor I want to wear for the rest of my life.’”
Mack was sentenced for her involvement in NXIVM. She also received a $20,000 fine, and 1,000 hours community service. After pleading guilty, Mack began her three year sentence on September 13, 2021. “We can confirm Allison Mack entered the custody of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) on September 13, 2021, at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Dublin in Dublin, California,” A spokesperson for the prison spoke NBC New York It was at that time. “Ms. Mack’s projected release date will be calculated in accordance with federal statutes and Bureau of Prisons policy.”
She didn’t testify against Raniere at trial but cooperated with prosecutors and provided crucial evidence of the NXIVM leader’s role in “devising the branding ceremony”In which Raniere’s initials were burned into the fleshs of others. Raniere was sentenced for racketeering and racketeering conspiracies, as well as sex traficking, attempted sextrafking, forced labor conspiracy, and wire fraud conspiracy. “The 120-year sentence imposed on Keith Raniere today is a measure of his appalling crimes committed over a decade,” DuCharme, United States Acting Attorney at the time. “Raniere exploited and abused his victims emotionally, physically and sexually for his personal gratification. It is my hope that today’s sentence brings closure to the victims and their families.”
The Hollywood Reporter Mack sent a letter before her 2021 sentencing, in which she expressed regret for the suffering she had inflicted upon the DOS members. “I am sorry to those of you that I brought into NXIVM. I am sorry I ever exposed you to the nefarious and emotionally abusive schemes of a twisted man. I am sorry that I encouraged you to use your resources to participate in something that was ultimately so ugly. I do not take lightly the responsibility I have in the lives of those I love and I feel a heavy weight of guilt for having misused your trust, leading you down a negative path.”
She continued: “I threw myself into the teachings of Keith Raniere with everything I had. I believed, wholeheartedly, that his mentorship was leading me to a better, more enlightened version of myself. I devoted my loyalty, my resources, and, ultimately, my life to him. This was the biggest mistake and regret of my life,” Mack was also added.
In the letter, Mack was stated. “publicly denounced Raniere (and her own prior association with Raniere) in the strongest possible terms.” Her lawyers continued: “That is made clear by Ms. Mack’s plea allocution, her decision to cooperate completely and fully with the government and is further underscored in her letter to this Court as well as her efforts to demonstrate her remorse to the public generally and more specifically to those she harmed. There is thus no need to impose an additional sentence of incarceration on Ms. Mack to achieve specific deterrence.”
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If you want a first-person’s account of the inner workings of NXIVM, you should check out Sarah Edmondson’s book Scarred: The True Story Of How I Escaped NXIVM, The Cult That Bound My Life. As seen on HBO Max documentary series The Vow, Edmondson spent over a decade dedicated to Keith Raniere’s vision—having enrolled more than 2,000 members over the course of 12 years. Her compelling memoir tracks were joining the organization, her indoctrination into the secret sisterhood DOS and her harrowing fight to get out to expose Raniere’s abuse.
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