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2 guards suspended and warden reassigned after Epstein death


August 14, 2019

Yana Paskova – New York Times

The Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his cell on the morning of Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Epstein, the financier who apparently hanged himself, was housed alone in a cell just two weeks after he had been taken off suicide watch and was supposed to have been checked by guards every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not being followed the night before he was found, according to officials.

NEW YORK - The warden at the federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein took his own life over the weekend was removed Tuesday and two guards who were supposed to be watching the financier were placed on leave while federal authorities investigate the death.

The move by the Justice Department came amid mounting evidence that the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center may have bungled its responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from harming himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.


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