Epstein’s Suicide Exposes Missteps and Understaffing at Jail

Federal authorities pressed on with their investigation into Jeffrey Epstein's jailhouse suicide amid mounting evidence the chronically understaffed lockup may have bungled its responsibility to keep him from harming himself.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities pressed on with their investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s jailhouse suicide amid mounting evidence the chronically understaffed lockup may have bungled its responsibility to keep him from harming himself. At the same time, prosecutors pursued a parallel investigation into whether any associates of the wealthy financier will face charges for assisting him in what authorities say was his rampant sexual abuse of teenage girls. One of the new details provided…

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