Report: Epstein’s guards overworked, skeleton crew

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Report: Epstein’s guards overworked, skeleton crew

There was a shortage of prison guards assigned to watch Epstein and the ones that were watching him were overworked, possibly tired, a new report reveals.

(INTELLIHUB) — Metropolitan Correctional Center guards were overworked and understaffed on the morning of Jeffrey Epstein’s purported death by hanging.

From the AP:

Guards on Jeffrey Epstein’s unit were working extreme overtime shifts to make up for staffing shortages the morning of his apparent suicide, a person familiar with the jail’s operations told The Associated Press.

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The person said that the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s Special Housing Unit was staffed with one guard working a fifth straight day of overtime and another who was working mandatory overtime. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss jail operations publicly and spoke Sunday on the condition of anonymity.

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The jail staff failed to follow protocols leading up to Epstein’s death , according to a report from The New York Times , deepening the fallout from what led to the highly connected financier’s apparent suicide.

Sounds like a perfect set up for a jailbreak or a good excuse for someone who has been put into a witness relocation program, wouldn’t you say?

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