There is no surveillance video of Epstein’s apparent suicide according to many sources familiar with the prison setup.
Jeffrey Epstein was the most high profile prisoner in the US system with connections to the world’s elite, yet there were no cameras pointing directly into his prison cell??
Both TMZ and the New York Post are reporting that the cameras inside of the Metropolitan Correctional Center do not point directly into the prison cells.
Rather, the cameras point to the outside of the cells.
Sources familiar with the correctional facility in question tell TMZ, there are cameras in the Special Housing Unit — the SHU — but SOP is that cameras do not point into the cells. We’re told cameras capture, among other things, the doors to each cell to determine if anyone walks in or out, but they don’t point inside.
One source familiar with the facility says the drill is for guards to pass by each cell in intervals ranging from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the circumstances.
Unless there’s a one-off cell with a camera pointing inside — and we’re told there have been rare situations where this is the case — the time and manner of his death may never be captured.
Epstein reportedly hanged himself early Saturday morning shortly after being taken off of suicide watch.
Attorney General Bill Barr said he was “appalled” that Epstein died while in federal custody and announced the FBI and DOJ would be investigating his ‘suicide.’
Epstein’s autopsy is expected to be released Sunday evening, according to the medical examiner.