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Jeffrey Epstein’s guards “did NOT check his cell according to procedure” the night he hanged himself

August 12, 2019

… as pictures show his body being wheeled into hospital amid outrage he has escaped justice

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Jeffrey Epstein was found hanging in his prison cell shortly before 7am and was rushed to nearby New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital where he was pronounced dead

Guards at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan jail did not follow procedure and check on prisoners every 30 minutes the night the pedophile took his own life, a source has revealed.

The former financier, 66, was found hanging in his prison cell shortly before 7am and was rushed to nearby New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A photo has emerged of the pedophile’s body being wheeled into hospital on a gurney.

The source told the news agency that two jail guards at the Metropolitan Correctional Center are required to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not followed overnight.

In addition, every 15 minutes guards are required to make another check on prisoners who are on suicide watch.

The decision to remove Epstein, who was possibly the most high-profile inmate in the federal jail system, from suicide watch has both baffled former wardens and veterans of the federal prison system alike.

A separate source revealed to DailyMail.com that Epstein actually told prison guards and fellow inmates that he believed someone had tried to kill him in the weeks before his death.

The insider, who had seen the disgraced financier on several occasions during his incarceration at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, also claims that the normally reserved Epstein seemed to be in good spirits.

“There was no indication that he might try to take his own life,” the source told DailyMail.com

“From what I saw, he was finally starting to adjust to prison. I think he was comforted by the rigidity of his new life.”

But his suicide comes two weeks after he was hospitalized following what may have been an initial attempt to take his own life.

On July 24, Epstein was rushed to hospital under police guard after he was discovered semi-conscious on the floor of his prison cell in the fetal position. He spent several hours receiving medical attention before he was transported back to jail.

It has not been confirmed whether Epstein attempted suicide, or whether he may have been attacked inside his prison cell.

The news that guards failed to follow procedure and Epstein’s fears of being a target come amid growing outrage that the pedophile escaped justice and his alleged victims may never get closure they so desperately need.

The New York Post has published a photograph of Jeffrey Epstein being wheeled into hospital shortly before he was pronounced dead on Saturday morning

Preet Bharara, a former Manhattan-based U.S. attorney, explained that guards generally remove any prisoner placed on suicide watch from the Special Housing Unit where Epstein was housed. The unit separates inmates such as accused sex offenders from the general population for their protection.

“So it seems that Epstein was in the Special Housing Unit (SHU) but not recently on suicide watch, which according to BOP’s Suicide Prevention Program, requires removal from the SHU,” he tweeted on Saturday.

Bharara said he was dumbfounded, adding: “It’s possible Epstein was placed on suicide watch for some time and then returned to the SHU, prematurely. DOJ says FBI is investigating. Public deserves answers.

“There will both an FBI investigation + Inspector General investigation into Epstein’s death.”

Epstein’s suicide was likely recorded by jail cameras, said Bharara. “One hopes it is complete, conclusive, and secured,” he tweeted.

Attorney General Bill Barr said he was “appalled” to learn Epstein was able to commit suicide in his federal jail cell and has ordered the FBI to investigate the pedophile’s death.

He said in a statement released on Saturday: “I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody.

“Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death.”

According to a prison officer, Epstein was being kept in a special unit with additional security, but he was not being actively surveyed by officials at the facility.

“For them to pull him off suicide watch is shocking,” Cameron Lindsay, a former warden, told NBC News.

“For someone this high-profile, with these allegations and this many victims, who has had a suicide attempt in the last few weeks, you can take absolutely no chances. You leave him on suicide watch until he’s out of there.”

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