Sources claim corrections officers may have ‘falsified reports’ regarding Epstein.
It was claimed that the officers said they checked on Epstein but actually didn’t. Employees of the Metropolitan Correctional Center haven been complaining about being overworked with 60 or more hours per week.
Epstein was on suicide watch after he attempted to hang himself on July 23. He had been taken off suicide watch about a week later but was supposed to have been checked on by a guard about every 30 minutes.
Investigators have learned those checks were not done for several hours before Epstein was found unresponsive, according to reports.
The abrupt death of Epstein, 66, on Saturday cut short a criminal prosecution that threatened to implicate some of the world’s richest, most powerful men
Esptein’s final 24 hours:
August 9: Bombshell documents are unsealed relating to a defamation case against Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of acting as Epstein’s procurer of young women.
They name high profile associates of Epstein.
Later that day…
Epstein’s cellmate is moved to another room. And Epstein is left alone in his cell for the remainder of last hours.
Every 30 minutes…
Guards should be checking Epstein, with one source telling Fox News, Epstein went unchecked for several hours.
Both men assigned to watch Epstein are working overtime. One of the guards is slogging through an 80-hour week.
6.30am: Epstein is found unresponsive in his cell hanging from a bedsheet.
6.39am: He is transferred to the New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital in cardiac arrest.
7.30am: Pronounced dead.
The guards’ union boss Serene Gregg told The Washington Post: ‘If it wasn’t Mr Epstein, it would have been somebody else, because of the conditions at that institution.
‘It was only a matter of time for it to happen. It was inevitable. Our staff is severely overworked.’
It was not clear what the substitute’s regular job was, but federal prisons facing shortages of fully trained guards have resorted to having other types of support staff fill in for correctional officers, including clerical workers and teachers.
In the days since Epstein’s death a portrait has begun to emerge of Manhattan’s federal detention center as a chronically understaffed facility that possibly made a series of missteps in handling its most high-profile inmate.
The American Federation of Government Employees claims workers there often work a double shift of 16 hours.
They can then be forced to work another hour or two if their relief does not arrive arrived and those who refuse the ‘mandatory overtime’ faces disciplinary action.
Sonia Rina Landry is a passionate entrepreneur, speaker, author, and personal development coach. She is an outspoken advocate of the free market economy and has helped countless clients identify their core values, envision and realize goals that resonate with those values. She oversees several businesses online and offline.