Prison guards who were supposed to be checking on Jeffrey Epstein were ASLEEP and faked log entries - Sources claim

Prison guards who were supposed to be checking on Jeffrey Epstein were 'ASLEEP and faked log entries' to make it look like they observed billionaire paedophile on night he 'killed himself'. Sources claim corrections officers may have 'falsified reports' regarding Epstein

Prison guards who were supposed to be checking on Jeffrey Epstein were ASLEEP and faked log entries - Sources claim
It was claimed that the officers said they checked on Epstein but actually didn't

Prison guards who were supposed to be checking on Jeffrey Epstein were 'ASLEEP and faked log entries' to make it look like they observed billionaire paedophile on night he 'killed himself'. Sources claim corrections officers may have 'falsified reports' regarding Epstein
    It was claimed that the officers said they checked on Epstein but actually didn't
    Employees of the Metropolitan Correctional Center haven been complaining about being overworked with 60 or more hours per week
    Epstein was on suicide watch after he attempted to hang himself on July 23
    He had been taken off suicide watch about a week later but was supposed to have been checked on by a guard about every 30 minutes
    Investigators have learned those checks were not done for several hours before Epstein was found unresponsive, according to reports
    The abrupt death of Epstein, 66, on Saturday cut short a criminal prosecution that threatened to implicate some of the world's richest, most powerful men

Corrections officers at a New York prison where Jeffrey Epstein was being held are accused of falling asleep on the job and falsifying logs to make it appear as if they checked on the billionaire pedophile on the night of his apparent suicide.

The Metropolitan Correctional Center's two guards claimed to have checked on Epstein every 30 minutes, but had actually been asleep for up to the three hours, officials familiar with the ongoing probe told The New York Times.

Epstein is believed to have killed himself early Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where he was awaiting trial in a sex trafficking case.

The abrupt death of the 66-year-old disgraced financier cut short a criminal prosecution that threatened to implicate some of the world's richest, most powerful men.

Surveillance video reviewed after the death showed guards never made some of the checks noted in the log, according to the person familiar with the investigation.

Epstein was on suicide watch after he apparently attempted to hang himself on July 23. He had been taken off suicide watch about a week later.

He was supposed to have been checked on by a guard about every 30 minutes, but investigators have learned those checks were not done for several hours before Epstein was found unresponsive, according to reports.

On Monday it was reported that a 'fill-in' guard was in place because of the major shortages at the prison where staff are said to work 18 hour shifts and cannot refuse overtime. 

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