The notorious Lower Manhattan federal lockup where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself is scheduled to close — at least temporarily — amid horrid conditions and numerous allegations of corruption against jail guards, officials said Thursday.
The Metropolitan Correctional Center will shutter to address security and infrastructure issues.
It’s unclear when the closure of the facility — which has a typical population of 600 inmates — will happen or how long it will last.
Most of the 233 inmates housed there currently will be transferred to the federal facility in Brooklyn.
The move to close the embattled jail comes weeks after Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco’s tour there.
“In an effort to address the issues at MCC NY as quickly and efficiently as possible, the Department has decided to close the MCC, at least temporarily, until those issues have been resolved,” the Justice Department said in a statement.
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