Tag: Prisons and Prisoners

Barr Seized on Epstein Case as Doubts Mounted About Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr was at home in his study, working on a speech, when the call came from his chief of staff: Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of sex trafficking who had connections to an array of political power players, had died in federal prison. Mr. Barr immediately knew that he […]

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Ending the War on Drugs

SEATTLE — On gritty streets where heroin, fentanyl and meth stride like Death Eaters, where for decades both drugs and the war on drugs have wrecked lives, the city of Seattle is pioneering a bold approach to narcotics that should be a model for America. Anyone caught here with a small amount of drugs — […]

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Epstein Suicide Inquiry Grows: Roughly 15 Jail Workers Are Subpoenaed

The warden and the head of the federal Bureau of Prisons have been reassigned. Two employees accused of sleeping on the job and falsifying records have been placed on administrative leave. Now, roughly 15 employees at the Metropolitan Correctional Center where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his jail cell have been subpoenaed as the criminal […]

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Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate Is Completely Different

Marijuana would be decriminalized, mass incarceration would be reversed and the death penalty would be eliminated as part of sweeping changes that leading Democratic presidential candidates have proposed to make to the criminal justice system, which has become a dependable political foil for its inefficiency and excesses but has also proved resistant to change. Both […]

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U.S. Prisons Chief Is Reassigned After Jeffrey Epstein’s Suicide in Jail

WASHINGTON — The acting director of the Bureau of Prisons was reassigned on Monday, Attorney General William P. Barr announced, the latest fallout over the suicide of the financier Jeffrey Epstein at a chronically understaffed federal jail. Mr. Barr has said he was “appalled” by Mr. Epstein’s death on Aug. 10 at the Metropolitan Correctional […]

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Inmate 76318-054: The Last Days of Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein, inmate 76318-054, hated his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. It was cramped, dank and infested with vermin, so Mr. Epstein, long accustomed to using his wealth to play by his own rules, devised a way out. He paid numerous lawyers to visit the jail for as many as 12 hours a day, […]

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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. The determination came six days after Mr. Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan […]

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Autopsy Shows Bones in Jeffrey Epstein’s Neck Were Broken

Preliminary findings from an autopsy of Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who apparently committed suicide in a Manhattan jail last week while facing sex trafficking charges, show that bones in his neck were broken, a person familiar with the autopsy report said on Thursday. Mr. Epstein’s body was found on Saturday morning in his cell at […]

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New Zealand Officials Admit Letting Christchurch Suspect Send Hateful Letter

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The prison authorities in New Zealand acknowledged on Wednesday that they had mistakenly allowed the man charged in the Christchurch mosque attacks to send at least one letter from jail calling for racial violence. The letter, which echoed a manifesto attributed to the shooting suspect that was posted online before the […]

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Warden and Two Guards at Jail Where Jeffrey Epstein Died Are Removed

The warden of the federal jail in Manhattan where Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself was temporarily reassigned on Tuesday, and two correctional officers who were guarding him were placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation into the death, the Justice Department said. The warden, Lamine N’Diaye, will be temporarily assigned to the […]

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The Epstein Investigation, Now That He’s Dead

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Federal prosecutors were confident that, this time, justice would be served in the case of Jeffrey Epstein. What happens to the case against him now that he is dead? [For an exclusive look at how the […]

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Questions Raised by Jeffrey Epstein’s Death

To the Editor: Re “At End, Epstein Was Left Alone in His Jail Cell” (front page, Aug. 12): The death of Jeffrey Epstein is stirring up conspiracy theories on a vast scale. Consider the rich and powerful people, often of dubious character, who surrounded him; his inexplicable path to wealth and social connections; the strange […]

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In Jeffrey Epstein Suicide, Barr Criticizes ‘Failure’ by Manhattan Jail

Attorney General William P. Barr on Monday sharply criticized the management of the federal jail in Manhattan where Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who was long dogged by accusations of sexual abuse of girls, was found dead on Saturday morning after he had apparently hanged himself. “We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Suicide: Barr Criticizes ‘Serious Irregularities’ at Jail

Attorney General William P. Barr said on Monday that there were “serious irregularities” at the federal jail in Manhattan where Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who was long dogged by accusations of sexual abuse of girls, was found dead on Saturday morning after he had apparently hanged himself. “We are now learning of serious irregularities at […]

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Tennessee Prison Escapee Captured After 5-Day Manhunt

ImageCurtis Ray Watson, who escaped from a Tennessee prison on Wednesday, was taken into custody by an off-duty prison worker on Sunday, officials said.CreditThe Tennessee Bureau of Investigation A Tennessee prison inmate was captured by an off-duty prison worker on Sunday, five days after officials said he had sexually assaulted and killed a veteran prison […]

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Before Jail Suicide, Epstein Was Left Alone and Not Closely Monitored

Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who hanged himself in a federal jail in Manhattan, was supposed to have been checked by guards every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not being followed the night before he was found, a law-enforcement official with knowledge of his detention said. In addition, the jail had transferred his cellmate and […]

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Jeffrey Epstein’s Accusers Angered by His Death

The suicide of Jeffrey Epstein on Saturday left his accusers around the country stunned and angered that they would never see him face a full reckoning for his exploits, after coming so close. Mr. Epstein, a wealthy financier, was believed to have recruited dozens of girls and young women into his orbit, and many anticipated […]

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Was Epstein on Suicide Watch When He Died?

Like all federal prisons, the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan has a suicide prevention program designed for inmates who are at risk for taking their own lives. After an apparent attempt to take his own life three weeks ago, Jeffrey Epstein — the financier who was at the facility awaiting trial on charges he […]

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