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Judiciary Leaders Demand Answers About Epstein

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Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

By    |   Monday, 12 August 2019 07:52 PM

Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday pressed the Federal Bureau of Prisons about the death of Jeffrey Epstein, sending a list of 23 questions demanding details of assessments of the disgraced financier's possible suicide risk and more after his body was found in a New York's Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday. 

"The apparent suicide of this high-profile and — if allegations are proven to be accurate — particularly reprehensible individual while in the federal government's custody demonstrates severe miscarriages of or deficiencies in inmate protocol and has allowed the deceased to ultimately evade facing justice," Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga., wrote to Acting BOP Director Hugh Hurwitz, The Hill reported.

Collins and Nadler ask the BOP for details on assessments conducted regarding Epstein's possible risk of suicide, about if he had been put in a single cell, if he had been placed on or removed from suicide watch, and about how the BOP and MC handle inmates accused of sex crimes.

They also ask questions about the corrections officers on duty to monitor Epstein on Friday and Saturday, and about how long they had been on the clock. 

"Any victims of Mr. Epstein's actions will forever be denied proper recourse and the scintilla of recompense our justice system can provide in the face of such alleged atrocities; the competency and rigor of our criminal justice system has been marred by this apparent oversight," Nadler and Collins said.

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