Jeffrey Epstein spent his final days in prison living in fear of the MS-13 gang, unable to sleep due to his cellmate’s incessant chattering and battling constipation.
More than 2,000 pages of Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) records recently obtained by The New York Times — just days before Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell is set to start trial — revealed Epstein had been deemed ‘cooperative,’ ‘goal directed,’ and ‘psychologically stable’ in the days before he took his own life.
Although he ‘adamantly denied suicidality’ after being placed on suicide watch for 31 hours after an apparent attempt to end his life, Epstein told officials he feared for his safety.
Medical experts placed him on psychological observation, issued constipation medicine and gave him novels to read.
Epstein — who was a registered sex offender with two convictions in 2008 for solicitation of prostitution and procurement of minors to engage in prostitution — was sentenced to just 13 months following his guilty plea. He hanged himself in his New York City jail cell on August 10, 2019.