Well, this is convenient.
Not only was Jeffrey Epstein off of suicide watch at the time of his death on Saturday, but there were no cameras watching when he supposedly hung himself in his jail cell.
According to law enforcement, all nine cameras inside MCC, where Epstein was imprisoned, are focused on outside areas, and there are none inside of jail cells.
As for why Epstein was not caught or stopped, according to sources, the prison guards failed to adhere to standard procedures the night Epstein killed himself.
Since the prison was short-staffed, the two guards on duty were working overtime and violated the jail’s standard procedure of checking on prisoners every 30 minutes.
Apparently, Epstein’s cellmate just happened to be moved out of the cell just before Epstein’s death, so Epstein was alone in his cell – another violation of procedure.
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The New York Post has more details:
There’s no surveillance video of the incident in which Jeffrey Epstein apparently hanged himself in a federal lockup in Lower Manhattan, law enforcement officials told The Post on Sunday.
Although there are cameras in the 9 South wing where the convicted pedophile was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, they are trained on the areas outside the cells and not inside, according to sources familiar with the setup there.
Pols who attended Sunday’s annual Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan demanded answers to the many questions surrounding Epstein’s Saturday morning death, which is being investigated by the FBI and the Justice Department.
“Something doesn’t smell right — and it’s not his dead body,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said.
Adams noted the July 23 incident in which the multimillionaire financier was found nearly unconscious in his cell with marks on his neck, as well as the blockbuster court papers that were released on Friday and contained the names of other men — including former Maine Sen. George Mitchell and ex-New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson — who allegedly slept with an Epstein teenage “sex slave.”
“Something is really troubling about that and I think it needs to be investigated extremely and very thoroughly to make sure there wasn’t any foul play,” Adams said.
The Epoch Times also commented:
Epstein, a 66-year-old financier who was arrested in July on sex trafficking charges, was being held in New York City’s Metropolitan Correctional Center but, according to the Bureau of Prisons, appeared to have killed himself early Aug. 10.
Law enforcement officials told the New York Post that there are nine cameras inside the center but they’re focused on areas outside the cells as opposed to inside the cells.
According to The Associated Press, which cited a source, the guards in the center were working overtime because it was short-staffed. One guard on Epstein’s unit was working overtime for the fifth consecutive day. Another guard was working mandatory overtime.
A law enforcement source told The New York Times that Epstein was alone in his cell when he died. The source said that Epstein’s cellmate was transferred and that guards were guided by protocol to check on Epstein every 30 minutes but failed to check for most of the night.
Bob Hood, a former chief of internal affairs for the Bureau of Prisons, told the paper he didn’t understand why Epstein was taken off suicide watch. “A man is dead. The Bureau of Prisons dropped the ball. Period,” Hood said.
New York Attorney General Letitia James, who said she’s toured the center, told the Post that she found it “very difficult to understand how something like this could have happened.”
“My understanding is that he should have been on suicide watch and the people on suicide watch are placed in a type of jumpsuit that wouldn’t allow them to hurt themselves or others,” she said.