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Jeffrey Epstein reportedly taken off suicide watch before committing suicide

Jeffrey Epstein reportedly taken off suicide watch before committing suicide

Even so, “Epstein should have been checked on by a correctional officer every 30 minutes”

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On Saturday, we covered Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide while in custody (and the resulting #ClintonBodyCount versus #TrumpBodyCount Twitter war that ensued).  One of the questions surrounding reports of Epstein’s suicide was how he could have managed that while—it was widely reported—under suicide watch.

Reports are now surfacing that he was not under suicide watch at the time of his death and that the guards who were supposed to be monitoring him . . . didn’t.  The FBI is reportedly investigating.

The AP reports:

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center early Saturday.

Staff tried to revive him, and he was transported to a local hospital for treatment. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Epstein had been held in the jail’s Special Housing Unit, a heavily secured part of the facility that separates high-profile inmates from the general population, but his death is likely to raise questions about how the Bureau of Prisons ensures the welfare of high-profile inmates.

Attorney General William Barr said he was “appalled” by the news.

Before he took his own life, Epstein has been taken off suicide watch, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Epstein had previously been injured with bruises to the neck while in custody, though it was not clear if those were self-inflicted or the result of an assault.

The FBI and the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of Justice will investigate his death.

NBC News is reporting that autopsy results will be available at some point Sunday, though there seems little disagreement in reports that he hanged himself.

The New York City medical examiner said Jeffrey Epstein’s autopsy results are expected Sunday afternoon, according to WNBC.

Epstein, accused of sexually assaulting and trafficking girls as young as 14, was found dead Saturday morning after he hanged himself in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, sources told NBC News.

After a previous suicide attempt on July 23, Epstein was put on 24-hour suicide watch for six days, then removed to a special housing unit with another inmate, according to prison officials. The other inmate was later moved out of the unit, leaving Epstein alone and not properly monitored by guards.

The alleged failure of the guards to check Epstein every 30 minutes may be related to union gripes about understaffing.

ABC News reports:

Jail protocols requiring routine checks on the wellbeing of accused sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein appear to have not been followed in the hours before the millionaire was found hanging in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City, sources told ABC News on Sunday.

As an inmate in the Special Housing Unit at MCC, Epstein should have been checked on by a correctional officer every 30 minutes, according to Bureau of Prison protocols. But sources told ABC News that protocol was not followed prior to Epstein’s death by suicide.

In recent weeks, the correctional officers’ union has complained of understaffing. Those gripes are now part of the investigation into whether the 30-minute checks were happening, sources said.

At this point, details are to be taken with a grain of salt as we await official reports, but it doesn’t sound like New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center—the facility at which he was housed—is very pleasant.

[UPDATE]

According to NBC New York, the Epstein autopsy has been completed, determination still pending.

An autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein was completed on Sunday, but the medical examiner hasn’t yet released the jailed financier’s cause of death.

The medical examiner allowed a private pathologist to observe the autopsy, he said in a statement.

“The ME’s determination is pending further information at this time,” his statement said.

Epstein died “from an apparent suicide” and was found around 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, the jail confirmed. Sources told NBC 4 New York he hanged himself.

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Shazam, shazam, shazam. Whooda thunk this could happen?

Dead men tell no tales…

That said, where are the tapes and recordings from “pedo island”? How do you think Jeffrey got his money?

No justice delayed here.

    maxmillion in reply to Petrushka. | August 11, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Justice aborted.

      Connivin Caniff in reply to maxmillion. | August 12, 2019 at 12:37 am

      Not permanently. It will be hilarious when the Estate of Jeffrey Epstein, deceased, files suit against the Feds for their negligence (or worse) in their treatment, supervision and care of an obviously suicidal prisoner, who was there pending trial. The alleged victims themselves may have standing to open an estate, as creditors.

I’ll hold to my general rule that no initial report should be trusted, except something particularly obvious like Epstein being dead. Every detail beyond that, I want to not only see reports from proper sources, but I want them to have the ring of truth through an air of professional competence. Short of that, I’m not assuming anything is true or false.

    Anchovy in reply to JBourque. | August 11, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Good choice. Most people speculating have no idea how a jail is intended to function or how it actually functions. Kind of like a 23 year old blonde actress opining on those 38 millimeter automatic military assault style hand guns are.

    tom_swift in reply to JBourque. | August 11, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    except something particularly obvious like Epstein being dead.

    I see no obvious reason to believe even that.

    Anybody who could be induced to not notice that Epstein was hanging in his cell could just as easily be convinced of the wisdom of being elsewhere while the “body” was spirited out of the place and a cadaver wheeled in to take its place.

      randian in reply to tom_swift. | August 11, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      The problem with cadavers is the greatly enlarged circle of trust required for such a conspiracy. In addition to the guards, you have to bribe everybody who brought in the cadaver, everybody who brings it out, the medical examiner and everybody there who might see it, and finally you either have to destroy the body before the family gets it or get the family involved too. Then, of course, you have to pray that none of these people talk.

      Anchovy in reply to tom_swift. | August 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      How many people would have to be involved for your theory to work? You don’t just walk into a jail late on a weekend with a dead body without a bunch of guards knowing about it. Do you think you could get 5 or 10 guards in on the deal? Did you know that most jails rotate the guards through different posts randomly and without the guards knowing their post until they get to work. Do you think a scheduling Sgt could manage to get all the bribed guards at exactly the right posts for this to work?

      Do you think you could get the entire jail staff to cooperate in a crime like this?

        Tom Servo in reply to Anchovy. | August 11, 2019 at 10:15 pm

        Do you think you could get the entire jail staff to cooperate in a crime like this?”

        You would only need the people on duty for the night shift of that wing – 3, 4 people tops. And not hard to get them on board when someone a lot higher up is the one who recruited them.

        By the way, there’s another amazing coincidence that’s been reported – the video feed and the security cams which continuously monitored his cell just happened to go off line 30 minutes before his “suicide”, so there are no video records at all about what happened. And what’s more, nobody at the guard station who was supposed to monitoring those video feeds noticed until 30 minutes after he was dead. Huh.

        What a “Mystery”, well I guess things just break sometimes, right?

The authorities appear to be doing everything they can to make this look like murder.

    irv in reply to puhiawa. | August 11, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Really. They could hardly make it look more suspicious.

      Tom Servo in reply to irv. | August 11, 2019 at 10:28 pm

      What they are doing is laughing at us, saying “yeah we did it right in front of your face, we didn’t even try very hard to hide it! Now WTF you gonna do about it?”

    Anchovy in reply to puhiawa. | August 11, 2019 at 8:43 pm

    Not as much as many conspiracy theorists are. Actually, so far, authorities haven’t really said much.

Connivin Caniff | August 11, 2019 at 6:42 pm

Quit fretting so much. The FBI says they will investigate this.

A man is dead due to wrongdoing by federal employees.

If one of us caused someone’s death, we would be arrested and probably denied bail. Don’t hold your breath on any criminal action here.

However, at the very least, every federal employee involved with his death should immediately be suspended WITHOUT PAY. Someone died here. That should have some import on the treatment of the criminal employees who caused this to happen.

Forget about Epstein, the target is Senator Warner and Burr on the Security committee. This is a distraction. I say clean out the FBI and start getting to business on the Deep State Soft Coup.

This is meant to distract us from what is coming out about what Warner did.

The cover-up is huge and goes to Trump’s cabinet too.

Thank goodness for JW.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/08/11/ag-bill-barrs-other-problem-the-2018-doj-and-fbi-coverup-to-protect-the-senate-intelligence-committee/

    Colonel Travis in reply to MarkSmith. | August 11, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    Epstein was murdered to provide cover for two members of a Senate committee, which helped in the attempted Trump coup and Trump’s cabinet (whatever that means) is also helping in all this (whatever this is)?

    Where does Professor Plum and the wrench come in?

      I don’t know if he’s right about this or not, but Sundance has been on top of a lot of the goings-on with the deep state, and his analysis is pretty thorough.

I’m just waiting for news that Epstein’s body has already been cremated.

Autopsy results on hold pending something or other.

He was indicted, yes? Could he be tried In Absentia? Don’t say it would be pointless, there is a Big Point. My question is: could it be legal?

“The FBI is investigating!”

“The Italian Army is on the march!”

LOL

Think the public’s doubts are a conspiracy theory? Fine, prove it wrong. Immediately release ALL prison video footage of the area and time in question. Account for every camera. Release the logs. Do it now, today.

    Tom Servo in reply to noddalawyer. | August 11, 2019 at 10:22 pm

    As I noted above, it’s being reported that all of the camera’s that might have covered that area mysteriously went off line just a few minutes before the “suicide”. There is NO video evidence.

    Just another amazing coincidence, I’m sure.

      noddalawyer in reply to Tom Servo. | August 12, 2019 at 10:10 am

      No cameras on the cell, fine. Show me the footage of the corridors. I want to see who’s walking out with the cannoli.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 11, 2019 at 10:20 pm

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You had one job. A live prisoner comes into the facility, a live prisoner goes out. It’s that simple.

    Tom Servo in reply to georgfelis. | August 11, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    You had one job. A live prisoner comes into the facility, a live prisoner goes out. It’s that simple.

    It depends on who you’re working for, doesn’t it?

    You had one job – a prisoner who knows too much comes into the facility, 20 of the richest and most powerful men in the country say “make sure he never testifies, make it look like suicide.”

    I think we gotta say, Mission Accomplished.

This was the clintons’ last gasp. And it will be their last.

Epstein may be dead, but Epstein’s female pimps will sing. So will the paperwork proving bill clinton’s pedophilia – along with dozens of other DEMOCRATS’.

American Human | August 12, 2019 at 7:56 am

I’m sort of surprised that anyone thought any of what Epstein supposedly knew would ever come to light. Who really cares about Jeffrey Epstein anyway.
There are two classes of people in this country, just get used to it.

The FBI is investigating? Ha ha ha ha ha

Suicide watch means
“ it’ll be suicide, just watch!”

Suicide watch means
“ it’ll be suicide, just watch!”

About an hour ago David Copperfield gave up and asked Hillary how she did it.

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