The report, prepared by the US Department of Justice, stated that “negligence”, “misconduct” and “a combination of direct job performance failures” played a role in Epstein’s death.
The 128-page report stated that Epstein was not properly checked by security cameras and guards, despite his high profile and his suicide attempt two weeks before the incident.
In the report, the failure of 13 people from the prison administration and its employees was determined and it was recommended to file a lawsuit against 4 employees.
US billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was on trial for sexually abusing dozens of girls under the age of 18, the youngest being 14, and creating a prostitution network, was found dead on August 10, 2019, in his cell in New York City Manhattan Metropolitan Central Prison.
After Epstein’s death, guards Tova Noel and Michael Thomas were prosecuted on charges of negligence, and two guards were accused of signing the watch list even though they didn’t perform the mandatory half-hour patrols in the prison.
After Epstein’s death, the two guards were sentenced to 100 hours of community service after their charges were dropped in exchange for admitting to altering the records.