DOJ Reassigns Prison Warden After Epstein Suicide

The Washington Post is reporting the warden of the federal jail where accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide over the weekend has been reassigned.

Additionally, two employees who were supposed to have been monitoring Epstein’s unit have been placed on administrative leave.

The move comes a day after Attorney General William P. Barr decried what he called a “failure” by officials at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan to secure the multimillionaire sex offender. In leveling his criticism, Barr cited unspecified “irregularities” at the facility.

On Tuesday, Barr “directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign” warden Lamine N’Diaye to a regional office, pending the outcome of internal investigations into Epstein’s death, the Justice Department said in a statement.

Two staffers who were assigned to Epstein’s unit at the time of his death were placed on administrative leave, the department said.