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Epstein suicide: US Justice Department raises charges against prison

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As of: 06/27/2023 9:16 pm

The US Justice Department has condemned “egregious” failures to supervise late sex offender Epstein. This made his suicide possible, but he found no evidence of third-party wrongdoing.

Four years after convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide in a New York prison, the US Department of Justice has brought serious charges against prison and correctional officers. Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in a statement that employees made “numerous and egregious” errors in their supervision of the 66-year-old. This allowed Epstein to take his own life.

According to the report, the jailed multi-millionaire was “unaccompanied and alone in his cell” from around 10:40 pm on August 9, 2019 until his body was discovered at 6:30 am the next morning. He had “excessive bed linen” in his cell. It’s a security risk – the billionaire used textiles to commit suicide.

After 10:40 p.m., no patrols every half hour are recommended, Horowitz continues. In addition, Epstein was required to share his cell with another inmate due to the risk of suicide, but he was transferred on August 9. Prison officials failed to transfer another inmate to Epstein’s cell. The report also decries fundamental problems such as problems with video surveillance and understaffing of prisons.

Inspector General The FBI confirms the discovery

“The combination of negligence, misconduct, and total failure to act described in the report contributed to an environment in which one of the worst inmates in federal prison custody took his own life,” the inspector general wrote. This deprived Epstein’s victims of the opportunity to seek justice through the justice system. It also led to “questions about the circumstances surrounding Epstein’s death.”

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The super-rich investor took his own life, forensics revealed. However, a pathologist hired by Epstein’s brother questioned this finding and suggested that the millionaire was murdered in his room. The FBI’s investigation concluded that Epstein was not the victim of a crime. The Justice Department’s inspector general has now insisted that his investigation uncovered no indication that the FBI’s findings were inconsistent. To this day, there are conspiracy theories surrounding the death.

Epstein allegedly sexually abused underage girls and young women and lured them into prostitution for years. The multi-millionaire was convicted of sex crimes in 2008 but served only 13 months in prison under a controversial deal with prosecutors. In August 2019, he was found dead in his New York jail cell after being rearrested. If convicted, he could have spent decades in prison.

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