New York Times Reports Jeffrey Epstein's Prison Guards Fell Asleep, Falsified Records

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One of the two workers assigned to guard the perv in the 9 South unit wasn't even a full-fledged federal correction officer, according to an earlier The New York Times reported.

"Today, the Attorney General directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign the warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in NY to the Bureau's Northeast Regional Office pending the outcome of the FBI and OIG investigations into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, a former MCC inmate", DOJ spokesperson Kerri Kupec said.

Epstein was being held in a special housing unit of the MCC and should have been checked on by the staff every 30 minutes. That person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The Justice Department says two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein when he killed himself in jail have been placed on administrative leave. But investigators have learned those checks weren't done for several hours before he was found, according to a person familiar with the case.

The court papers were filed by attorneys Brad Edwards and Paul Cassell on behalf of two of Epstein's accusers, who were identified only as Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2.

While the exact manner of Epstein's death has not been officially announced, another person familiar with operations at the jail said the financier was discovered in his cell with a bedsheet around his neck. That person likewise spoke on condition of anonymity for the same reason.

Some left-wing activists accused the president of endorsing - what they call - conspiracy theories that connect Epstein's alleged suicide to Bill and Hillary Clinton. "The victims deserve justice, and they will get it".

A prison and law enforcement official told The New York Times late Tuesday that the guards failed to check on Epstein for about three hours before his death - though it's unclear how much of that time was spent snoozing.

Questions emerge after Jeffrey Epstein's death; reaction and analysis from retired Federal Bureau of Investigation criminal profiler James Fitzgerald.

On Monday, Attorney General William Barr said that he was "frankly angry to learn of the MCC's failure to adequately secure this prisoner", adding: "We will get to the bottom of what happened and there will be accountability".

Barr appointed James Petrucci, who has been running a federal prison in nearby Otisville, New York, as the facility's new acting warden.

"Additional actions may be taken as the circumstances warrant", the department's statement says.

Jose Rojas, a union leader and teacher at a federal prison in Florida, said N'Diaye should be home without pay instead of being reassigned.

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