The guards at the prison where Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself fell asleep and failed to check on the convicted sex offender for three hours.
Three law enforcement and prison officials told the New York Times that two staff members in the unit where Epstein was being held after his arrest were sleeping for some or all of the three hours they failed to check on the financier.
They then falsified reports to cover up the lapse. Falsifying the records could be a federal crime. More