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US NewsSerious questions surround monitoring of Epstein in prison

07:35  11 august  2019
07:35  11 august  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

Officials And Activists Call For Answers After Jeffrey Epstein's Death In Prison

Officials And Activists Call For Answers After Jeffrey Epstein's Death In Prison Elected officials and prison policy experts are demanding answers to questions surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein, who died from an apparent suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Manhattan. The multimillionaire financier was found unresponsive in his cell in the Special Housing Unit at the MCC on Saturday morning. The 66-year-old was awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges of underage girls in New York. He had pleaded not guilty. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted an article that reported on his death, writing: “We need answers. Lots of them.

Mr Barr says Epstein 's death "raises serious questions that must be answered". For the dozens of young women who have made accusations against Yet, although he was being held in the MCC's Special Housing Unit, separated as a high-profile inmate from the general prison population, he was

Epstein faced life in prison inederal sex trafficking case. The Metropolitan Correctional Center Attorney General William Barr said in a statement that Epstein ’s death “raises serious questions ” The death of Epstein , who evaded severe punishment for more than a decade thanks to lenient

For one of the most high-profile inmates in America to find a way to kill himself in his jail cell is shocking enough.

When that inmate had apparently just been removed from "suicide watch" after attempting to take his own life weeks before, it is almost beyond belief.

The US Attorney General is not the only American "appalled" by the death of Jeffrey Epstein after an "apparent suicide" in the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Manhattan.

Jeffrey Epstein kills himself ahead of sex trafficking trial - reports

Jeffrey Epstein kills himself ahead of sex trafficking trial - reports Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein has killed himself in prison ahead of facing trial on sex trafficking charges, according to US media. The 66-year-old, who was being held without bail in a Manhattan jail, was accused of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14 in New York and Florida. Epstein, who denied the charges, was found at 7.30am on Saturday morning according to officials, who spoke to NBC. They said he had hanged himself. Last month, he had reportedly been found unconscious with neck injuries on the floor of his cell. His lawyers declined to comment at the time.

If Epstein ’s death is still under investigation, and no one can explain yet how he killed himself, why is mainstream He pled not guilty to the charges, which carried a penalty of up to 45 years in prison . According to a report by a former Al Qaeda prisoner , however, MCC staff monitor high-security cells

Mr. Epstein ’s death raises serious questions that must be answered,” Barr said in a statement. Barr then indicated that in addition to an FBI Epstein made headlines in late July after authorities found him unconscious and with marks on his neck after a failed suicide attempt, which prompted authorities

Serious questions surround monitoring of Epstein in prison © Imagebridge Jeffrey Epstein was pronounced dead at a New York hospital

Mr Barr says Epstein's death "raises serious questions that must be answered".

For the dozens of young women who have made accusations against Epstein, his death has robbed them of the chance to see him face justice.

It is not clear when the 66-year-old financier, being held on charges of the sex trafficking of minors, had been removed from the protection of suicide watch.

Just over two weeks ago, he had been found unconscious on the floor of his cell, with bruises around his neck.

Serious questions surround monitoring of Epstein in prison © Thomson Reuters A medical examiner vehicle is seen Metropolitan Correctional Center jail where financier Jeffrey Epstein, who was found dead in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon It was not clear at the time whether the injuries were self-inflicted or as the result of an assault but it came just days after his application for bail had been refused.

Jeffrey Epstein's death 'was suicide' - city official

Jeffrey Epstein's death 'was suicide' - city official New York's coroner is confident that Jeffrey Epstein's death was a suicide. The New York Times cited an anonymous city official as saying the death was by hanging, despite the chief medical examiner Dr Barbara Sampson saying the cause of death was "pending further information". Epstein, a wealthy financier who was friends with people such as Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, was arrested on 6 July and pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of underage girls as young as 14, from at least 2002 until 2005.

Authorities found Epstein dead in his jail cell early Saturday morning, with several reports calling it an apparent suicide. “I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody.

Barr said Epstein 's death "raises serious questions that must be answered." The inspector general investigation is in addition to the previously announced FBI investigation into the circumstances After a brief hospitalization, Epstein returned to his cell, where he was set to be monitored on suicide watch.

Yet, although he was being held in the MCC's Special Housing Unit, separated as a high-profile inmate from the general prison population, he was not apparently being monitored for self-harm at the time of his death.

Gallery: The famous connections of Jeffrey Epstein, the elite wealth manager who died in jail (Business Insider)

Federal guidelines stress that a suicide watch can only be ended if the co-ordinator of the programme has carried out a "face to face evaluation".

Cameron Lindsay, a former federal prison warden, described Epstein's death as an "unfortunate and shocking failure".

He added: "Unequivocally he should have been on active suicide watch and therefore under direct and constant supervision."

Mr Barr has ordered an investigation by the Department of Justice's inspector general and the FBI will also probe the details surrounding Epstein's death.

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Mr. Epstein ’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an All should be ashamed of their behavior. I call for a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding Mr. Epstein ’s death.

Prison guards reportedly found Epstein in his cell during morning rounds. The New York Times explains why it would have been difficult for Epstein to harm Word that Epstein had been taken off suicide watch baffled experts in the prison system. “For them to pull him off suicide watch is shocking

His history of connections to the rich and famous combined with the release this week of court documents implicating powerful figures from the worlds of business and politics in his lifestyle, has already generated rumours and conspiracy theories about his death.

Serious questions surround monitoring of Epstein in prison © Reuters The financier had been on suicide watch The lawyer for one of his accusers says his death, coming so soon after the release of those documents, "is no coincidence".

The former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein tweeted: "Paedophiles facing federal criminal charges are at high risk for suicide. Detained paedophiles require special attention. Stopping people from harming themselves is difficult."

It is the possibility that the truth of his life and crimes will now never emerge that is causing most anger.

In a letter to Mr Barr, Republican Senator Ben Sasse wrote: "Every single person in the Justice Department - from your main headquarters staff all the way to the night-shift jailer - knew that thus man was a suicide risk, and that his dark secrets couldn't be allowed to die with him."

The Samaritans offer support and advice to people feeling suicidal or vulnerable 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their website is http://www.samaritans.org, email address [email protected] or call free on 116 123.

Jeffrey Epstein Autopsy Results Show He Hanged Himself in Suicide.
The official results of an autopsy showed that the financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his Manhattan jail cell, the city’s medical examiner’s office said on Friday, determining that the cause of death was suicide by hanging. Mr. Epstein’s death had set off a wave of unfounded conspiracy theories, as people speculated online, without evidence, that he may have been killed to keep him from providing information to prosecutors about others in his social circle, including President Trump, former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew of Britain. But on Friday, the chief medical examiner in New York City, Dr.

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