NY Times: Epstein’s Roommate Was Moved Out, Promised Procedures Not Followed.

587

NY Times

“Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who hanged himself in a federal jail in Manhattan, was supposed to have been checked by guards every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not being followed the night before he was found, a law-enforcement official with knowledge of his detention said.

In addition, the jail had transferred his cellmate and allowed Mr. Epstein to be housed alone in a cell just two weeks after he had been taken off suicide watch, a decision that also violated the jail’s normal procedure, two officials said…

…A person with knowledge of the investigation said that when the decision was made to remove Mr. Epstein from suicide watch, the jail informed the Justice Department that Mr. Epstein would have a cellmate and that a guard “would look into his cell” every 30 minutes…

But Mr. Epstein’s cellmate was later moved out of the special housing unit, leaving him alone, the prison official said.”

And, naturally, prison “officials” are trying to place blame on the guards rather than owning up to their failure to insure protocol was followed:

“The two guards on duty in the special housing unit where Mr. Epstein was housed were both working overtime, the prison official with knowledge of the incident said. One of the corrections officers was working his fifth straight day of overtime, while the other officer had been forced to work overtime, the official said.”

Not going to go all C/T here, but it’s apparent that procedures put in place to keep Epstein alive were not being followed. And the guards would not, it seems to me, be empowered to make a decision about moving his roommate on their own.

Rather than libeling the Clintons on his Twitter feed, BLOTUS should be demanding a full accounting.

Unless a full accounting is not what he wants.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Please follow me on Twitter @durrati

Thank you to all who already support our work since we could not exist without your generosity. If you have not already, please consider supporting us on Patreon to ensure we can continue bringing you the best of independent journalism.

Leave a Comment

1 Comment on "NY Times: Epstein’s Roommate Was Moved Out, Promised Procedures Not Followed."

avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Robert Burnett
Guest
Robert Burnett

It’s time to start checking bank accounts of the guards. Just like the payoffs that Trump lied he knew nothing about. Trump had more to lose than the Clintons.