Warden in Charge of Prison where Epstein was Held Transferred

Updated: Aug 15, 2019

Warden Shirley Skipper-Scott assigned to oversee the jail where Epstein was being held has been reassigned. In addition, the two guards assigned were placed on leave.

"Today, the Attorney General directed the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily assign the warden at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York to the Bureau’s Northeast Regional Office pending the outcome of the FBI and OIG investigations into the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, a former MCC inmate," according to a statement by Department of Justice spokesperson Kerri Kupec.

FBI and Justice Department investigators probing Epstein's death are being stymied by some federal employees who are "lawyering up," an administration source told NBC News on Tuesday.

This move leads many to believe that that the corrections facility may have something to hide while the pending investigation is underway.

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