Guards suspended, warden reassigned after Epstein death

Erika Holt
August 14, 2019

In addition, Epstein was supposed to have been checked on by a guard about every 30 minutes.

President Donald Trump doubled down on Tuesday when asked about his promotion of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories in the wake of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide.

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.

Catherine Linaweaver, who retired in 2014 after 16 months as the MCC's warden, said some people were overreacting to Epstein's suicide because he was well known. The results of an autopsy by New York City's chief medical examiner should also shed light on how he died.

"This crooked deal can not stand", and should be voided to "ensure that some measure of justice is finally delivered to Epstein's victims who have been let down time and time again by their government", Sasse said. "This is routine practice", Sampson said. A person familiar with the jail's operations told The Associated Press that a guard in Epstein's unit was working a fifth straight day of overtime and another guard was working mandatory overtime the day he was found.

Attorney General William Barr, calling for an investigation by the FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general's office, said he was "appalled" to learn of Epstein's death while in federal custody.

Barr, the top US law enforcement official, on Monday vowed to carry on the Epstein investigation following the death of the wealthy and well-connected money manager.

Epstein was being held without bail on federal sex trafficking charges that could have brought 45 years in prison. He had pleaded not guilty and was awaiting trial. A spokesman for U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman in Manhattan declined to comment.

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Amid revelations about Jeffrey Epstein's death, authorities have intensified inquiries into what went wrong at the jail and who could still face charges in his case. In October, Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was killed in a federal prison in West Virginia where had just been transferred.

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The Department of Justice announced on Tuesday that the warden of the correction center was reassigned and two staff members were put on administrative leave while the investigation into the financier's death is ongoing.

Hundreds of pages of court documents unsealed on Friday - one day before Epstein's death - included new details of the sexual abuse claims against the multimillionaire, including allegations by a woman that she was forced to have sex with Epstein's powerful friends.

Mitchell denied the accusation, saying that "I have never met, spoken with or had any contact with Ms. Giuffre". Yeah right! How does that happen #JefferyEpstein had information on Bill Clinton & now he's dead I see #TrumpBodyCount trending but we know who did this!

The accusers said Epstein's death rendered moot all possible objections to scrapping the agreement. But let me assure you this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein.

Mr Epstein was already a registered sex offender after pleading guilty in 2008 to Florida state charges of unlawfully paying a teenage girl for sex.

On Aug. 10, just hours after news reports revealed Epstein's death, Metcalfe indicated on Facebook that he didn't believe Epstein died of suicide, and then implied the government isn't legitimate and shouldn't be trusted.

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