Opinion, Speculation & Analysis By Staf Writer @ Illicit Info| It has been revealed that at least eight staffers from the Bureau of Prisons were aware of the specific instructions given to them, insisting that they not leave multimillionaire financier/pedophile Jeffrey Epstein alone in his jail cell.
It seems that the order had been ignored during the 24 hours leading up to Epstein’s alleged suicide.
The Washington Post reports:
The fact that so many prison officials were aware of the directive — not just low-level correctional officers, but supervisors and managers — has alarmed investigators assessing what so far appears to be a stunning failure to follow instructions, these people said. Like others, they spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss ongoing investigations. They declined to identify the eight.
Investigators suspect that at least some of these individuals also knew Epstein had been left alone in a cell before he died, and they are working to determine the extent of such knowledge, these people said, cautioning that the apparent disregard for the instruction does not necessarily mean there was criminal conduct. The explanation, they said, could be simpler and sadder — bureaucratic incompetence spanning multiple individuals and ranks within the organization.
Attorney General William Barr seemed to imply that so called ‘conspiracy theorists’ should hold back, although there is clear evidence of negligence at a minimum.
According to Barr, there is “nothing that undermines medical examiners findings that this was a suicide by hanging,” Bongino.com reports.
When asked to comment on the matter, the Bureau of Prisons declined.
“It’s perplexing,” stated Robert Hood, a former warden for the federal Supermax prison located in Florence, Colo. He continued, “If people were given instructions that Epstein should not be left alone, I don’t understand how they were not followed.”
Hood, who also spent time serving as the Bureau of Prisons’ chief of internal affairs, explained that it was concerning that “officials might have thought they were putting Epstein on a less-intensive form of suicide watch,” according to the Post.
“You’re either on suicide watch or you’re not. If you have any concern at all, you maintain the suicide watch,” he stated.
It had first been reported that Epstein was on suicide watch when he died, those claim were later walked back and we are now told that, despite his previous alleged attempt to end his life, Epstein had been taken off of suicide watch at the time of his death.
The 66-year-old financier was found in his Metropolitan Correctional Center early in the morning on August 10 with a prison bed sheet wrapped around his neck.
According to the Post, Epstein “had been held at the facility in Lower Manhattan for more than a month on sex trafficking charges that could have led to a prison sentence of as much as 45 years. He had pleaded not guilty, and the case was due to go to trial next year.”
Via the Post:
Epstein hanged himself using a bedsheet fastened to his bunk bed, according to a person familiar with the investigation. New York City’s medical examiner has ruled the death a suicide — a finding not accepted by Epstein’s lawyers, who said they are conducting their own investigation.
The death has prompted investigations and a leadership overhaul at the Bureau of Prisons, the federal agency that runs the jail. On Monday, Attorney General William P. Barr named Kathleen Hawk Sawyer its new director, having replaced the detention center’s warden days earlier.