[Headline from DRJ]
Daily Mail — The two prison guards who failed to check on Jeffrey Epstein every 30 minutes were both ‘working long overtime shifts at the understaffed jail’ on the night he killed himself, sources claim:
Ttwo prison guards at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan jail who reportedly failed to follow procedure and check on prisoners every 30 minutes were both working long overtime shifts the night the pedophile took his own life, a source has revealed.
The former financier, 66, was found hanging in his prison cell shortly before 7am and was rushed to nearby New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A prison official told The New York Times one of the guards was working his fifth straight day of overtime at the short staffed jailhouse while the second corrections officers was had been forced to work overtime.
So we may have tired and unhappy guards. There’s more:
The decision to remove Epstein, who was possibly the most high-profile inmate in the federal jail system, from suicide watch has both baffled former wardens and veterans of the federal prison system alike.
A separate source revealed to DailyMail.com that Epstein actually told prison guards and fellow inmates that he believed someone had tried to kill him in the weeks before his death.