Jeffrey Epstein, the high-flying financier and pedophile who got caught trafficking girls, didn’t exactly get killed by the prison system.
But even though he had reportedly attempted suicide in jail two weeks earlier, the prison system left him alone in his cell with an excess of bed linens, and in a unit where the 24-hour surveillance cameras were not working. Only one prison worker was on duty for 24 hours straight. Guards at the prison routinely falsified their check-in documents.
The report from the Inspector General Michael Horowitz, who serves as the Justice Department’s watchdog, said that it was merely negligence, misconduct, and poor job performance by the prison system of New York City that allowed Epstein to hang himself in August of 2019.
The federal investigation found no evidence that he was killed by anything other than state incompetence and what many would see as dereliction of duty.
Epstein hung himself with those extra bed linens issued to him, Horowitz said in his report.
The report contradicts many theories that say Epstein was killed in prison by those who don’t want his list of sex clients, to whom he marketed underage girls, to get out to the public, which would have happened if he had gone to trial.
Even though he has been dead for nearly four years, the men who preyed on girls at Epstein’s private island have never faced justice. And there were dozens, if not hundreds of powerful men who visited Epstein’s island during the time in question.
Epstein was once a member of the high-and-mighties of the world. Visitor logs show he visited the White House 17 times while Bill Clinton was president — twice on the same day on three different occasions.
The pedophile is connected loosely to Alaska by way of former Anchorage Daily News publisher Alice Rogoff, who brought Epstein’s child groomer, Ghislaine Maxwell, to Alaska for a trip to see the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
The two were pals in another venture — Arctic economic interests. Maxwell, who set up young girls to be ready for rape by wealthy men, is now serving 20 years in prison, but once she was part of the Arctic Assembly, and founded an environmental nonprofit called Terra Mar, ostensibly to “save the oceans,” but more likely a way to launder various funds through a tax-exempt organization.
Maxwell and former ADN owner Alice Rogoff were friends and colleagues back in the days when Rogoff owned and shaped the political landscape of the state, pushing Bill Walker into power as governor, and trying to get her hands on the Alaska Permanent Fund. Rogoff encouraged Walker to use the fund as collateral to borrow money for Alaska projects she was interested in, particularly around Port Clarence. Rogoff was married to Carlyle Group founder David Rubenstein, and their daughter, Gabrielle Rubenstein, now serves on the Permanent Fund Board of Trustees.
“Ghislaine Maxwell abruptly torpedoed her oceanic non-profit in the wake of the scandal surrounding her associate Jeffrey Epstein,” wrote Business Insider in 2019.