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Nearly two dozen correctional officers at the federal detention center where Jeffrey Epstein died earlier this month of an apparent suicide have reportedly received major subpoenas in the investigation into the death of the dishonored financier, a source confirmed Thursday

Nearly two dozen correctional officers at the federal detention center where Jeffrey Epstein died earlier this month of an apparent suicide have reportedly received major subpoenas in the investigation into the death of the dishonored financier, a source confirmed Thursday

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Nearly two dozen correctional officers at the federal detention center where Jeffrey Epstein died earlier this month of an apparent suicide have reportedly received major subpoenas in the investigation into the death of the dishonored financier, a source confirmed Thursday

Nearly two dozen correctional officers at the federal detention center where Jeffrey Epstein died earlier this month of an apparent suicide have reportedly received major subpoenas in the investigation into the death of the disgraced financier.

A source with knowledge of the probe told CNN no fewer than 20 officers received the summons last week while investigators try to unravel what happened in the night of August 10 at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

More subpoena could come as the probe by the FBI and the Inspector General of the Justice Ministry is expanding, the source said.

Investigators hope to talk to the lieutenants in charge in the hours before Epstein was hanged in his cell to determine why he was left alone despite strict instructions not to leave him unattended.

On Wednesday, General William Barr said the probe & # 39; got along well & # 39; , despite the fact that & # 39; a number of witnesses & # 39; refuses to cooperate.

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& # 39; A number of them needed union representatives and lawyers before we could schedule interviews, & # 39; said Barr.

Researchers with the FBI and the Inspector General of the Justice Department are trying to unravel what was going on at the Metropolitan Correctional Center of Manhattan on the night of August 10

Researchers with the FBI and the Inspector General of the Justice Department are trying to unravel what was going on at the Metropolitan Correctional Center of Manhattan on the night of August 10

Researchers with the FBI and the Inspector General of the Justice Department are trying to unravel what was going on at the Metropolitan Correctional Center of Manhattan on the night of August 10

CNN & # 39; s report comes in one day after Washington Post who claimed that at least eight executives from the Bureau of Prisons – including supervisors, managers and low-level correctional officers – ignored orders not to leave Epstein alone in his cell.

The strict custom-made security measures to keep the 66-year-old alive while he waited for a sex-trafficking trial and sexual abuse by minors were ignored, insiders say.

Investigators suspect that some officials knew that Epstein was alone in the hours before his suicide on August 10.

In the days since the death of Epstein, a portrait emerged from the federal detention center in Manhattan as a chronically under-utilized facility that possibly made a number of mistakes in dealing with his most talked-about prisoner.

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Barr confirmed that the investigation into the death of Epstein did not provide any information that would contradict the medical investigator's report that he died of suicide.

& # 39; I have not seen anything that undermines the medical investigator's conclusion that this was a suicide & # 39 ;, Barr said to reporters on Wednesday.

& # 39; Epstein & # 39; s death, I think we'll see, was a suicide and I do think there are some irregularities in the [Metropolitan Correctional Center, & he said, per ABC.

Researchers are in the process of determining which prison staff were aware of the orders to keep Epstein accompanied.

Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday that the probe & # 39; got along well & # 39; despite the fact that a number of witnesses refuse to cooperate with investigators

Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday that the probe & # 39; got along well & # 39; despite the fact that a number of witnesses refuse to cooperate with investigators

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Attorney General William Barr said on Wednesday that the probe & # 39; got along well & # 39; despite the fact that a number of witnesses refuse to cooperate with investigators

Although prison officials ignored the protocol when leaving Epstein unattended, this may not mean that criminal behavior was involved and the supervision could be attributed to bureaucratic incompetence.

The Bureau of Prisons has not commented on this.

& # 39; It's confusing, & # 39; Robert Hood, who previously worked as a director at the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado, told the outlet. & # 39; When people are instructed that Epstein should not be left alone, I do not understand how they have not been followed. & # 39;

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Hood said it was worrying that Epstein was deposed for suicide guard in the days prior to his death and that prison officials might have thought that he would be enough under constant surveillance.

& # 39; You are suicide guard or not. If you're worried, keep the suicide guard up, & he said.

Esptein & # 39; s last 24 hours:

August 9: Bombshell documents have been disclosed in connection with a libel case against Ghislaine Maxwell, accused of acting as Epstein & # 39; s buyer for young women.

They call prominent Epstein employees.

Later that day…

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Epstein's cellmate is moved to another room. And Epstein stays alone in his cell for the rest of the last hours.

Every 30 minutes …

Guards should check Epstein, with one source telling Fox News, Epstein has not been checked for several hours.

Both men assigned to Epstein work overtime. One of the guards searches an 80-hour week.

10 August:

6:30 am: Epstein does not respond in his cell hanging on a sheet.

6.39am: He is transferred to the New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan hospital in cardiac arrest.

7:30 am: Declared dead.

The death of Epstein led to public outrage, opened investigations and led to a shuffle of leadership at the Bureau of Prisons. The FBI and DoJ are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent suicide.

On July 23, Epstein tried to kill himself behind bars, but was thwarted in his suicide attempt with his cell mate Nicholas Tartaglione, guards called to jail, and officials found him with a sheet around his neck.

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Epstein claimed he had been attacked, but officials suspected he was going to take his own life.

He was then placed under suicide guard, lifted six days later on July 29, and returned to a special housing unit called Nine South, where officers were instructed to check him every 30 minutes and ensure that he was not left alone.

He had a new cellmate after his suicide guard, but that person was removed from the cell on August 9 for unknown reasons. Epstein was discovered dead the next morning.

The director of the Metropolitan Correctional Center has been temporarily reassigned and two guards have been given administrative leave pending the investigation.

It was also revealed that the two guards on duty did not check Epstein every 30 minutes that night and falsified data to indicate that they had checked him in, while in reality they had slept for up to three hours, according to a New York Times report.

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One of those guards was a & # 39; filler & # 39; had been forced to work due to the large shortages in prison where employees reportedly work 18 hours a day and cannot refuse overtime.

Both guards worked overtime that week and shed light on how understaffed and overworked prison workers are.

The guards' union boss called on President Trump and his government in response, saying that they had ignored their demand for funding, and stated that an incident like this that took place this weekend was inevitable.

Serene Gregg, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 3148, said funding cuts have left prison with fewer than 70 percent of the guards needed to adequately staff the facility, resulting in overworked guards who are unable to do their duties to the best of their ability.

& # 39; If it wasn't Mr. Epstein, it would have been someone else because of the circumstances in that institution, & # 39; said Gregg.

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& # 39; It wasn't about how it happened or how it happened, but it was only a matter of time for it to happen. It was inevitable. Our employees are heavily overworked. & # 39;

Hugh Hurwitz, acting director of the federal office of prisons, was removed from office on Monday after serving in that position for more than a year.

Attorney General William Barr announced no reason to announce the relocation of Hurqitz, but the movement is probably motivated by Epstein's suicide scandal.

JEFFREY EPSTEIN & # 39; S PRISONS RENT LAWYERS AS THEIR UNION BOSS BLAMES FINANCING

The guards who did not check Jeffrey Epstein in the hours before he was found dead in his cell on Saturday morning at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan have reportedly sought legal advice.

At the same time, the guards' union leaders call on President Trump and his government to ignore their funding applications and stated that an incident like this that took place this weekend was inevitable.

Serene Gregg, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 3148, said funding cuts have left prison with fewer than 70 percent of the guards needed to adequately staff the facility, resulting in overworked guards who are unable to do their duties to the best of their ability.

Gregg further revealed that some of the people responsible for checking in prisoners are not even guards, but instead work as counselors or teachers and are forced to assume new responsibilities.

& # 39; It is daunting, mental, physical. I would be sure to say that part of it contributed to the unfortunate death of prisoner Epstein, & Gregg said.

She added: “You have people at work who are extremely exhausted and others who are not trained to do the job,” said Gregg.

& # 39; They have been playing a dangerous game for a long time. And it's not just at MCC, it's taking place all over the country. & # 39;

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