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Jeffrey Epstein hanged himself in his jail cell using a prison bed sheet that he wrapped around his neck and secured to a top bunk bed, it has been reported.
The 6ft tall convicted pedophile kneeled toward the floor after positioning his head inside the bed sheet's loop early on Saturday morning, the New York Post is reporting.
Epstein - Cell - Metropolitan - Correctional - Center
Epstein was found 'unresponsive' at around 6:30am in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Staffers were unable to revive him. He was then rushed to the infirmary inside the jail.
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From there, he was placed on an ambulance and rushed to New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
Since Epstein's suicide, there has been widespread speculation as to how he managed to kill himself despite an earlier failed attempt to take his own life last month.
Prison - Procedure - Screening - Process - Risk
Prison procedure dictates that inmates goes through a screening process to determine if they are at risk of harming or killing themselves.
If an inmate attempts suicide or harms themselves, as Epstein appears to have on July 24, they are placed under 24 hour supervision in a special cell with no access to material items.
Epstein - Suicide - Watch - Weeks - Neck
Epstein had been placed on suicide watch after he was found a little over two weeks ago with bruising on his neck but he was taken off the watch at the end of July and therefore wasn't on it at the time of his death, a source has said.
A corrections officers had also not checked on the pedophile for several hours before he hanged himself in his cell in the special housing unit at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.
Guards - Minutes - Sources - Washington
He had been left alone there despite guards being required to look in on him every 30 minutes, sources told The Washington...
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