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Before disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, he was allowed to make an unmonitored call in violation of prison policy, his cell was strewn with an excessive amount of bedding material and almost none of the cameras meant to monitor him were working.
Those are among the failures and misconduct by New York prison staff that contributed to an environment in which Epstein “was provided with the opportunity to take his own life,” according to a report issued by the Justice Department’s inspector general Tuesday.
“A search of Epstein’s cell following his death revealed Epstein had excess prison blankets, linens, and clothing in his cell, and that some had been ripped to create nooses,” according to the report.
Investigators couldn’t determine why and when the linen was put in his cell, or the last time Epstein’s room was searched before he was found dead. As for the phone call, Epstein said he was going to call his mother, who was deceased.
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