Jeffrey Epstein spent his last days in prison telling prison officials that he was not committing suicide, reveal prison documents.
More than 2,000 pages of Federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) documents accessed by the new York Times showed that the former financier used his last days wearing an orange suit like a “bad guy” to complain about the toilet and denied that he was contemplating killing himself.
Epstein died by suicide on 10 August 2019.
He died in July of the same year, nearly a month before an earlier attempt to take his own life. Days after the attempt, he claimed he was living a “wonderful life” while prison authorities placed him under suicide watch. Now , which cited prison records in a report published on Tuesday.
The suicide clock measure was removed from Epstein and changed to “psychological observation”, a less restrictive measure in which other prison inmates would shift to his prison cell to supervise him.
documents received by Now, It was revealed through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the newspaper that Epstein denied any suicidal intent.
A clinical intervention report filed on 9 July 2019 stated that Epstein “continues to deny any suicidal ideation, intention or plan”.
According to BOP documents, Epstein told a prison psychologist, “I’m not interested in killing myself.” “I wouldn’t do that for myself,” he said.
At a clinical intervention just days after he was in prison, Epstein said it was “fun” to be alive.
A prison psychologist said Epstein was “future-oriented” and said he had denied the allegations of being a sex offender, documents show.
Court documents noted that for 36 days after his death, Epstein “did not appear to be in any distress” and even stated that he lived a “wonderful life” despite being on suicide watch. Were were
The documents also show that Epstein “was upset about wearing an orange jumpsuit and being “treated like a bad guy” when he did nothing wrong in prison.
He also complained at a lawyer’s conference about the condition of his stay in jail, with running toilets in his cell, feeling cold, and not having enough water. He also complained of difficulty sleeping and numbness in the right arm.
The document also notes that the billionaire offered investment advice to psychologists and other inmates and frequently reminisced about his star-studded social circle.
He also pointed to a number of procedural loopholes committed by prison officials, including identifying the financier as a black male, and pointing out that he had no prior sex offenses, even though he was two in Florida. Was a registered sex offender with a 2008 sentence, the report outlined.
The BOP later set up a task force reportedly committed to strengthen its suicide prevention programme.
Epstein’s suicide came just a month after his arrest in his private jet at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey after returning from Paris. He was sent to Manhattan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan on 6 July 2019, where he died at the age of 66.
Epstein was a convicted pedophile, financier and was linked to many public figures from Bill Clinton to Donald Trump and Prince Andrew, who is now a “person of interest” in the investigation involving Epstein and his partner Ghislaine Maxwell.
He was awaiting trial with Maxwell on charges of trafficking and abusing dozens of girls during the 1990s and 2000s, a former socialite accused of framing young women to have sex with Epstein and his famous friends. was imposed.
The prison documents were accessed by Now Just a few days before Maxwell’s trial began.
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Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Jeffrey Epstein