Kirsters’ Opinion, Speculation & Analysis| According to Breitbart News, “two New York City prison guards in charge of checking up on Jeffrey Epstein reportedly fell asleep and later falsified documents in an attempt to cover up their mistake on the eve of the alleged child sex trafficker’s apparent suicide.”
It was reported by the New York Times that Epstein’s guards had fallen asleep for a total of three hours in the time leading up to his death, which meant that they missed the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s routine check on prisoners.
According to Breitbart, then they “forged their supervision logs, which could come with criminal charges. On Tuesday, federal authorities removed the prison warden and the pair of guards from their roles. 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.”
Last month, authorities reportedly took Epstein off of suicide watch, however, to my knowledge, no solid reason was given as to why. He was set to be checked on every 30 minutes, but according to investigators those checks had not been conducted during the hours leading up to Epstein’s apparent suicide.
The New York Post reported that wealthy financier & accused pedophile was found in his cell with a bedsheet around his neck which was attached to his bed. “The convicted pedophile, who was 6 feet tall, apparently killed himself by kneeling toward the floor and strangling himself with the makeshift noose, a law enforcement source said Monday,” reported the Post.
Breitbart News explains:
Under the jail’s protocol, Epstein would not have been given a bedsheet had he been on suicide watch, the Associated Press reports. He was placed on suicide watch last month after he was found on the floor of his cell with bruises on his neck, but he was later returned to the jail’s special housing unit for inmates needing close supervision.
On Monday, Barr said that he was “frankly angry to learn of the MCC’s failure to adequately secure this prisoner,” adding: “We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability.”
“Let me assure you this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein. Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice and they will get it,” Attorney General Barr stated.
“The guards on Epstein’s unit the night of his apparent suicide were working overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages, two people familiar with the matter said. One of the guards, who had a different job in the jail and did not regularly perform correctional officer duties, was working a fifth straight day of overtime and the other guard was working mandatory overtime, the people said,” explains Breitbart.