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WaPo: Eight Prison Officials Knew Jeffrey Epstein Was Not to Be Left Alone in Jail Cell

HeadlineAug 22, 2019

The Washington Post reports that at least eight Bureau of Prisons officials knew that multimillionaire serial sex abuser Jeffrey Epstein was not to be left alone in his cell in a Manhattan federal jail, but the order was ignored during the 24 hours leading up to his death on August 10. The Post cites unnamed officials who say that supervisors and managers — and not just low-level prison guards — were aware of the directive. New York City’s medical examiner determined last week that Jeffrey Epstein’s cause of death was suicide by hanging, but Epstein’s lawyers have challenged that finding and are planning their own investigation.

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