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His actual cellmate.
Yup. Was a Westchester cop, and is up on 4 murder charges and they put him in with Jeffy. Nicholas Tartaglione
 

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Old Jeffy was in that cell by himself. He only had a roommate for a few days before they removed him supposedly.
 

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How long before the prison guards get suicided?

From CNN:
A prison worker on duty at the time of Jeffrey Epstein's death was offered a plea deal, sources say
By Mark Morales and Faith Karimi, CNN
Updated 6:12 PM EST, Sat November 16, 2019


(CNN)At least one federal prison worker on duty the night before Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell was offered a plea deal in connection with the multimillionaire's death, two sources familiar with the case said.

Plea deal negotiations between prosecutors and attorneys indicate forthcoming charges by the Department of Justice relating to Epstein's death.

Epstein, 66, was in a lone cell in the special housing unit of the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York when he was found dead in August.


At the time, The New York Times reported that the two prison staff members who'd been guarding the unit where Epstein died by apparent suicide failed to check on him that night for about three hours.

Guards are supposed to check on detainees in the special housing unit every 30 minutes, a source with knowledge of Epstein's time at the prison previously told CNN.

Epstein was awaiting trial on federal charges accusing him of operating a sex trafficking ring from 2002 to 2005 at his Manhattan mansion and his Palm Beach estate. As part of the ring, he allegedly paid girls as young as 14 for sex. He'd pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Of the two officers who had the responsibility to monitor Epstein, one was not a detention guard but was temporarily reassigned to that post, according to a person briefed on the matter. The guard, a man not identified by officials, had previously been trained as a corrections officer but had moved to another position.

Rules at the Federal Bureau of Prisons allow people who work in other prison jobs, such as teachers and cooks, to be trained to fill in for posts usually manned by regular guards.

The second staff member on Epstein duty was a woman fully trained as a guard, according to the person briefed on the matter.

Both guards were working overtime shifts, but it's unclear whether that was mandatory
 

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yeah, that will be a good tradeoff :shaking: whole thing goes away, some mid management schmuck at the prison takes a charge, maybe gets probation and a new job.

then the politicians can stump on how we need prison reform :laughing: because THAT will prevent this, not stopping themselves from raping children....prison reform is the answer
 

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This should be interesting. I wonder when they will be suicided

https://www.yahoo.com/news/epstein-jail-guards-charged-falsifying-162019489.html
NEW YORK (AP) — Two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were charged Tuesday with falsifying prison records to conceal they were sleeping and browsing the internet during the hours they were supposed to be keeping a close watch on prisoners.

Guards Toval Noel and Michael Thomas were accused in a grand jury indictment of neglecting their duties by failing to check on Epstein for nearly eight hours, and of fabricating log entries to show they had been making checks every 30 minutes, as required.

Prosecutors allege that instead of making their required rounds, the two guards sat at their desks, browsed the internet and walked around the unit’s common area. During one two-hour period, the indictment said, both appeared to have been asleep.

The charges against the officers are the first in connection with the wealthy financier’s death in August at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where he had been awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

The city’s medical examiner ruled Epstein's death a suicide. Prosecutors said surveillance cameras confirmed that no one else entered the area in which he was housed.

“As alleged, the defendants had a duty to ensure the safety and security of federal inmates in their care at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. Instead, they repeatedly failed to conduct mandated checks on inmates, and lied on official forms to hide their dereliction,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said.

A lawyer for Thomas, Montell Figgins, said both guards are being “scapegoated.”

“We feel this a rush to judgment by the U.S. attorney’s office,” he said. “They’re going after the low man on the totem pole here.”

Both correctional officers were in federal custody pending an expected Tuesday afternoon court appearance. Noel’s lawyer didn’t immediately return a phone message.

Epstein’s death was a major embarrassment for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons.

The cell where he died was in a high-security unit, famous for having held terrorists and drug cartel kingpins. Epstein’s death, though, revealed the jail was suffering from problems including chronic staffing shortages that lead to mandatory overtime for guards day after day and other staff being pressed into service as correctional officers.

Attorney General William Barr had previously said investigators found "serious irregularities" at the jail and the FBI's investigation had been slowed because some witnesses were uncooperative.

Epstein had been placed on suicide watch after he was found July 23 on the floor of his cell with a strip of bedsheet around his neck.

The indictment said he was on that watch for 24 hours before he was moved to psychological observation until July 30, several days before his death.

Prosecutors had wanted the guards to admit they falsified the prison records as part of a plea offer that they rejected, according to people familiar with the matter. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not permitted to publicly discuss the investigation.

Federal prosecutors had subpoenaed up to 20 staff members at the jail in August. The case was a top priority for the Justice Department. Both Barr and Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen received regular updates.

Falsification of records has been a problem throughout the federal prison system.

Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, who was named director of the Bureau of Prisons after Epstein’s death, disclosed in an internal memo earlier this month that a review of operations across the agency found some staff members failed to perform required rounds and inmate counts but logged that they had done so anyway. A copy of the memo was obtained by the AP.

Epstein’s death ended the possibility of a trial that would have involved prominent figures and sparked widespread anger that he wouldn't have to answer for the allegations.

He had pleaded not guilty and was preparing to argue that he could not be charged because of a 2008 deal he made to avoid federal prosecution on similar allegations.

Epstein’s death prompted a whirl of conspiracy theories from people, including members of Epstein’s family and some of his alleged victims, who questioned whether it was possible that he’d killed himself in such a high-security setting.

Officials have said there is no basis for those suspicions.
 

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See, he committed suicide and it's their fault!

Maybe it's accurate. Maybe they're just being scapegoated. Who really knows?
 

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In exchange for your piss poor defense strategy provided by the attorneys we gave you, your spouses will be awarded very well paying positions in obscure government agencies and you will receive a slap on the wrist.

Furthermore, if you screw this up, your spouse will commit suicide and you will suicide shortly after.

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They can prove these guys were walking around the halls and fell asleep. They can't tell us the truth of how he died. They're absolutely being scapegoated.
 

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https://www.foxnews.com/us/jeffrey-epstein-jail-cell-surveillance-video-suicide-attempt-technical-errors

NEW YORK CITY – Surveillance video of Jeffrey Epstein’s jail cell the night of his first alleged suicide attempt last July has been deleted as a result of “technical errors.”

The revelation came Thursday in a letter from U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman to a judge in a separate case involving Nicholas Tartaglione, an accused murderer who was Epstein’s former cellmate inside the Metropolitan Correctional Center, or MCC.


“The MCC inadvertently preserved video from the wrong tier within the MCC, and, as a result, video from outside the defendant’s cell... no longer exists,” prosecutors wrote.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL LETTER

Epstein was found in his jail cell on July 23 with a bedsheet around his neck, prosecutors said; the facility subsequently put him on temporary suicide watch.

Still, Tartaglione asked the MCC to submit surveillance video proving he did not beat up Epstein, and that the disgraced financier’s injuries that day were self-inflicted.

Inside Jeffrey Epstein's cell: Was his death a homicide?Video
When the government asked the MCC to record and save surveillance video from outside Epstein and Tartaglione’s shared cell, the MCC had listed the wrong cell number for Tartaglione – and, as a result, the MCC saved and recorded the wrong video, and did not save the correct surveillance video.

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The government, according to Thursday’s letter, “determined that the requested video no longer exists on the backup system and has not since at least August 2019 as a result of technical errors.”

Epstein was facing federal charges after accusations emerged that he sexually abused dozens of underage girls. He had struck a controversial plea deal in 2008 and served just over a year in prison; federal prosecutors later reopened their investigation ahead of the new charges.

This latest mistake by the Bureau of Prisons [BOP] and MCC called into question whether surveillance video from the night of Epstein’s death in August has been recorded and saved properly. CBS News recently reported at least one of the cameras outside Epstein’s cell the night he hanged himself in his cell was not working. Epstein turned up dead in his cell on Aug. 10.

Both the BOP and the Justice Department declined to comment.

Critics pointed to this latest error as yet another example of incompetence on behalf of the BOP and the MCC that’s done little to quell conspiracy theories that Epstein did not kill himself.

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Questions emerged over why one of the most high-profile inmates in America was not more closely monitored, or why Epstein was taken off suicide watch in the first place. The two guards tasked with guarding Epstein were facing federal charges for failing to check on him once the night he died – opting instead to sleep and online shop. They pleaded not guilty and their attorneys said the guards were being treated as scapegoats.

“The video would further corroborate the events of July 23 and we believe would have supported our client’s position that he acted appropriately that evening,” Tartaglione’s lawyer, Bruce Barket, told Fox News. “The various and inconsistent accounts of what happened to that video are deeply troubling.”
 
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