Jail officers went so far as to humorously deface signage reminding staff to check on the well-being of Epstein every 30 minutes.
Of note are the extra accommodations given to Epstein, such as: -extra linens & mattresses -an unmonitored phone call the night before his death, allegedly to Karyna Shuliak, his girlfriend, but this remains unconfirmed. (2/8) pic.twitter.com/xN6FP7FJxL— Epstein, Epstein! Read all about it! (@TasteSubjective) June 27, 2023
The OIG pointed to the failure of jail staff to conduct the regular checks as crucial in Epstein’s suicide.
A bit of dark humour to be found in the signage posted to remind staff to do rounds, every 30 minutes, checking on Epstein. (3/8) pic.twitter.com/A4F4H1fGUy— Epstein, Epstein! Read all about it! (@TasteSubjective) June 27, 2023
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz earlier referred two correctional officers at the facility for prosecution by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York in Dec. 2019. Horowitz accused the jail guards of falsifying records and lying to federal investigators about the events surrounding Epstein’s death. Prosecutors ultimately dropped charges against the guards, according to ABC News. Sen. Dick Durbin pointed to the OIG’s report as evidence of incompetence on behalf of the federal Bureau of Prisons. “The report reiterates many concerns I have long raised and makes clear that this death was not due to a grand conspiracy, but BOP’s incompetence and neglect.”
Combined with the failures of electronic monitoring via camera, & the incompetence in staff not performing regular rounds to check on Epstein, allowed his death to occur. (6/8) pic.twitter.com/BAZOzgZpJ3— Epstein, Epstein! Read all about it! (@TasteSubjective) June 27, 2023
The OIG “did not uncover evidence” that contradicted official findings of Epstein’s death by suicide, according to The New York Times. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
I thank the Inspector General for conducting a thorough investigation on the death of Jeffrey Epstein.The report reiterates many concerns I have long raised and makes clear that this death was not due to a grand conspiracy, but BOP’s incompetence and neglect. — Senator Dick Durbin (@SenatorDurbin) June 27, 2023