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Multimillionaire financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein led a privileged life even behind bars, The Washington Post reported, including having his cell door at least temporarily left unlocked.
Epstein also paid deputies to "provide security" during his work release, where he inhabited a high-rise in Palm Beach for a foundation he created right before his 13-month jail stint and dissolved after being released.
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Logs of his visitors were destroyed, according to Palm Beach County officials, and one private investigator says he saw many young women go in and out of the office Epstein was allowed to spend 12 hours a day in, six days a week.
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Registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had the privilege of an unlocked cell door for an unspecified amount of time during his 13-month stint in a Palm Beach jail, The Washington Post reported, along with "liberal access" to an attorney room with a TV installed.
The unusual authorization was written in a memo from now-retired Captain Mark Chamberlain to staff members that explained Epstein was "poorly versed in jail routine" and would require an "atypical" adjustment to his new lifestyle behind bars. It is just one of the relative luxuries afforded to Epstein during his sentence after pleading guilty to two state counts of soliciting prostitution — one of those counts for soliciting to someone who was under 18.
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Epstein is now being held without bail on charges of sex trafficking of minors and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking, to which he has pleaded not guilty.
His experience in the Southern District of New York is markedly different from the treatment he received after signing a 2008 plea deal (recently ruled unconstitutional), which during his time of incarceration allowed him to work from a private office six days a week for up to 12 hours...
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