Disgraced billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide this weekend in his New York City prison cell. The death came as a shock to many who assumed that the criminal would be under 24 hour suicide watch.
The United States Justice Department is not the only part of the government seeking answers on the death of the inmate. The House Judiciary Committee has sent a list of 23 questions to the Federal Bureau of Prison’s which oversees the Metropolitan Correctional Center.
The letter came from Democratic leader Jerrold Nadler (NY) and Republican leader Doug Collins (GA). The duo wrote:
“The apparent suicide of this high-profile and — if allegations are proven to be accurate — particularly reprehensible individual while in the federal government’s custody demonstrates severe miscarriages of or deficiencies in inmate protocol and has allowed the deceased to ultimately evade facing justice.”
Nadler and Collins continued, “Any victims of Mr. Epstein’s actions will forever be denied proper recourse and the scintilla of recompense our justice system can provide in the face of such alleged atrocities; the competency and rigor of our criminal justice system has been marred by this apparent oversight.”
Attorney General William Barr has also promised the investigate the suicide. He said in a statement, ““We are now learning of serious irregularities at this facility that are deeply concerning and that demand a thorough investigation. The FBI and the Office of Inspector General are already doing just that. We will get to the bottom of what happened at the MCC and we will hold people accountable for this failure.”