Update2: It’s been a day since the sudden, yet somehow unsurprising news of millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent ‘suicide’ in a Manhattan jail cell after reportedly being taken off suicide watch, and people are demanding to know exactly how this happened amid conflicting reports.
According to the New York Post, “Epstein had inexplicably been taken off suicide watch despite an incident three weeks ago when he was found sprawled on the floor of his cell, nearly unconscious, and with injuries to his neck,” adding “He was being housed in the jail’s high-security Special Housing Unit, in which high-profile or dangerous detainees are kept separate from the general population.”
At MCC, two jail guards are required to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes — but overnight, that procedure was not followed, a source told Reuters. Prisoners on suicide watch get checked every 15 minutes.
Former US Attorney Preet Bharara tweeted that he was “dumbfounded” by Epstein’s death.
“There should be — and almost certainly is — video of Epstein’s suicide at MCC,” he said. “One hopes it is complete, conclusive, and secured.” –New York Post