Two Guard Put On Leave And Warden Reassigned As Epstein’s Death Is Investigated

On Tuesday, the Justice Department said that two guards who were assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein the night he apparently killed himself have been placed on administrative leave and the warden has been reassigned to an office post. The announcement comes as both the FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general are investigating Epstein’s death. The Justice Department also said the warden of another facility in upstate New York has been named the acting warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where Epstein was being held. 

According to multiple sources, on the morning of Epstein’s death there was shouting and shrieking from his jail cell.  Corrections officers attempted to revive him while saying “breathe, Epstein, breathe.” Congress is the latest to start investigating Epstein’s apparent suicide, with new reports raising questions about the federal jail where he was being held. One of Epstein’s guards at the detention center on the night he died was reportedly not a regular corrections officer.

Warden reassigned from Manhattan jail where Jeffrey Epstein died, 2 guards placed on leave


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