A new report suggests two staffers at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, where disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein apparently hung himself Saturday, had fallen asleep while assigned to guard Epstein’s unit. The Justice Department placed on leave those two employees — who logged that they’d checked on the inmate every 30 minutes during the three hours they’re believed to have spent sleeping, sources said. The facility’s warden, Lamine N’Diaye, has been reassigned.
What’s the reaction? Some expressed dismay that N’Diaye would continue working, with one union official arguing his removal of Epstein from suicide watch was “egregious.”
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