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Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:41 PM

Justice Dept. reassigns warden of federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein died puts two staffers on leave

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Source: Washington Post



The warden at the federal detention center where Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide has been reassigned, and two staffers tasked with monitoring his unit have been placed on leave, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The move comes a day after Attorney General William P. Barr decried what he called a “failure” by officials at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan to secure the multimillionaire sex offender. In leveling his criticism, Barr cited unspecified “irregularities” at the facility.

On Tuesday, Barr “directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign” warden Lamine N’Diaye to a regional office, pending the outcome of internal investigations into Epstein’s death, the Justice Department said in a statement. Two staffers who were assigned to Epstein’s unit at the time of his death were placed on administrative leave, the department said. Epstein was awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges when he died. Results of his autopsy are pending.

He was being held in a special housing unit of the MCC and should have been checked on by the staff every 30 minutes. But correctional officers had not checked on Epstein for “several” hours before he was found around 6:30 a.m. Saturday when the staff were handing out breakfast to inmates, a person familiar with the matter said, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss an ongoing investigation. “Additional actions may be taken as the circumstances warrant,” the department’s statement says.

Epstein, 66, was found hanging in his cell, according to officials familiar with the matter. The facility is run by the Bureau of Prisons, which is part of the Justice Department and falls under Barr’s authority. The FBI and the Justice Department’s inspector general have been aggressively investigating Epstein’s death, focusing on apparent breakdowns of policy at the facility in the hours before staffers discovered him unresponsive.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/justice-dept-reassigns-warden-of-jail-where-epstein-died-puts-two-staffers-on-leave/2019/08/13/7da62ff2-bdf7-11e9-a5c6-1e74f7ec4a93_story.html



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Justice Dept. reassigns warden of federal jail where Jeffrey Epstein died, puts two staffers on leave amid investigations

By Washington Post Staff
August 13 at 2:38 PM

The department announced Tuesday that Attorney General William P. Barr had directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign the warden to a regional office while Epstein’s death is investigated. The Bureau of Prisons also put on leave two staffers at the federal detention center who were assigned to Epstein’s unit.

This is a developing story. It will be updated.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/national/wp/2019/08/13/justice-dept-reassigns-warden-of-federal-jail-where-jeffrey-epstein-died-puts-two-staffers-on-leave-amid-investigations/

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BumRushDaShow Tuesday OP
NCjack Tuesday #1
Frustratedlady Tuesday #2
Baclava Tuesday #7
Polybius Wednesday #13
Baclava Wednesday #15
jpak Tuesday #3
mainer Tuesday #4
Stuart G Tuesday #5
Baclava Tuesday #6
Baclava Wednesday #12
Grokenstein Tuesday #8
groundloop Tuesday #9
RobinA Wednesday #14
bucolic_frolic Tuesday #10
Aussie105 Wednesday #11

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:49 PM

1. My guess: they have been reassigned to keep the barn doors shut. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:50 PM

2. Has the warden been transferred to an unnamed regional office so he can't be interviewed?

The scapegoats have safely been removed from access.

Barr is on the ball, eh? POTUS should be happy,

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:21 PM

7. She, the warden is a she n/t

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Response to Baclava (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:37 AM

13. Link?

Most Lamine's are overwhelmingly male. The article did not say he or she that I can see.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 02:02 PM

15. sorry, it was bad reporting, they finally identified the guy

Shirley Skipper-Scott is the former acting warden and current associate warden of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, New York. She was misreported as the warden of MCC in news reports following the death of billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

https://heavy.com/news/2019/08/shirley-skipper-scott/

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The MCC warden, Lamine N'Diaye, was temporarily assigned to the Northeast Regional Office

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/08/13/jeffrey-epstein-warden-shirley-skipper-scott-reassigned-after-suicide/1999993001/

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:50 PM

3. The cover up is underway

Yup

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:56 PM

4. The checks are in the mail.

And the NDAs are signed.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:05 PM

5. I think there is a lot more here than meets the eye...Hopefully we will find out the truth. nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 03:10 PM

6. They WILL find a patsy, er, scapegoat, no doubt n/t

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Response to Baclava (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:42 AM

12. 2 jailers fell asleep, failed to do checks, falsified records

Mystery solved

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 04:32 PM

8. "I mean, the Clintons totally did it, BUUUUT"

"...let's go ahead and get these patsies good and punished anyways."

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:24 PM

9. How about we reassign the folks responsible for chronic under-staffing?

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Response to groundloop (Reply #9)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:45 AM

14. Those People

get promoted because they save money.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 06:47 PM

10. Sleight-of-hand

for public display

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:12 AM

11. Standard Mafia procedure

Make witnesses disappear. Or at least hide then where they can't blab.

We need details of how Epstein did it - if he did - those cells are supposed to be self harm proof.
(Of course, if some 7 foot tall guy grabs you by the throat and holds your feet off the ground for 10 minutes, that will do it too.)

Without photos taken of the deceased as found, or video of who went in and out, a dozen conspiracy theories are possible.
Of course, any such clarifying information isn't available. At least, not in the public domain.

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