Jeffrey Epstein used his last days alive to complain about his orange jumpsuit and ‘being treated like a bad guy’ even though he did not do anything wrong in prison: Records show he ‘conned’ jail staff into believing he was not suicidal
Jeffrey Epstein used his last days alive at a Manhattan jail to complain about having to wear an orange jumpsuit and ‘being treated like a bad guy’ – after having lied to a prison shrink about not being suicidal, according to a clinical intervention report filed by the detention center’s chief psychologist.
More than 2,000 pages of Federal Bureau of Prisons records obtained by The New York Times just days before Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell is set to start trial, revealed Epstein was a con artist up until his last day.
Among the unclassified pages was a clinical intervention report, which was filed on July 11, 2019, and stated that Epstein ‘continues to deny any suicidal ideation, intention or plan’.
Less than a month later, on August 10, the financier was pronounced dead by suicide at the Metropolitan Correctional Center City while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges. He was facing 45 years in prison if convicted.
Jeffrey Epstein’s cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center was pictured after his suicide. Days earlier he told the prison’s psychologists that he was not suicidal and had a lot to live for
More than 2,000 pages of Federal Bureau of Prisons records obtained by The New York Times revealed that disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein (left) was a con artist up until his last day. He died by suicide in August of 2019. The documents were unclassified just days before Epstein’s alleged co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell (right in jail in 2019) is set to start trial for her role in the sex ring
Epstein used his last days alive complaining about having to wear an orange jumpsuit and ‘being treated like a bad guy’ although he claimed he did not do anything wrong in prison, according to a clinical intervention report (pictured) filed by the prison’s chief psychologist
The disgraced financier told prison psychologists: ‘I have no interest in killing myself’ two weeks before doing just that while left alone in his cell after lying to officers and saying he wanted to call his long-deceased mother
Epstein was tossed into the the federal jail in Lower Manhattan on July 6, 2019, after he was arrested aboard his private jet at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey following his return from Paris.
Two years after Epstein’s suicide the embattled federal jail closed down. The Bureau of Prisons cited crumbling security measures and infrastructure at the facility, which was once considered one of the most secure detention center’s in the country.
The 233 inmates at the prison when it closed were transferred to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, where Maxwell has also been staying.
An indictment stated that Epstein had recruited dozens of teenage girls throughout the 1990s and early 2000s to engage in sexual acts with him and his billionaire friends at his mansion in Manhattan, estate in Palm Beach and private island in St Thomas.
In exchange he would pay the young women hundreds of dollars in cash, according to the indictment.
After the loss of his freedom, the 66-year-old spent a lot of time in conference rooms with lawyers to avoid his dirty cell and spent the days leading up to his death meeting with psychologists to discuss his mental health, The Times reported.
Here, Epstein reminisced about his star-studded social circle and complained that he was ‘upset about wearing an orange jumpsuit and being treated like “a bad guy” when he did not do anything wrong in the prison’.
According to The Times, the report detailed how Epstein reassured those who interacted with him during his 36 days of detention that he had much to live for. The court document noted that ‘he did not appear to be in any distress at this time’.
‘I have no interest in killing myself,’ the disgraced financier told a prison psychologist, according to the Bureau of Prisons documents.
The intervention report said that Epstein asked why he had to wear the brightly-colored jumpsuit ‘due to his being housed in SHU’ – also known as Special Housing Units and ‘the hole’ – which is where the Federal Bureau of Prison segregates prisoners by disciplinary action.
His stay at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan (pictured) began 36 days before his suicide. He was arrested and brought to the prison on July 6, 2019 following his arrest at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey following his return from Paris via private jet
He ‘requested that he be placed in a brown uniform during his legal visits,’ and ‘was told his concerns would be addressed in the SHU meeting’.
He also complained about ‘feeling cold in his cell (and) not having enough water in attorney conference’.
One month later, Epstein hanged himself in his jail cell, leading then-US Attorney General William Barr to blame his death on a ‘perfect storm of screw-ups,’ according to The Times.
Barr said there were ‘serious irregularities’ at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, and although he failed to elaborate, a 15-page psychological report of the billionaire’s death compiled by bureau officials five weeks after Epstein died said that his identity ‘appeared to be based on his wealth, power and association with other high-profile individuals,’ according to The Times.
An intake screening also falsely described Epstein as a black male and noted that he had no prior sex offense convictions – yet he was a registered sex offender in Florida with two convictions in 2008 for solicitation of prostitution and procurement of minors to engage in prostitution, according to The Times.
He was sentenced to just 13 months following his guilty plea in 2008.
The night he killed himself, Epstein reportedly lied to jail officials for a moment alone, which was not allowed considering Epstein was supposed to be assigned a cellmate.
He said he wanted to call his mother, who had died in 2004 but instead phoned his 30-year-old girlfriend Karyna Shuliak, from Belarus.
The post-mortem report added that therefore, ‘likely factors contributing to Mr Epstein’s suicide’ included ‘the lack of significant interpersonal connections, a complete loss of his status in both the community and among associates, and the idea of potentially spending his life in prison’.
Epstein’s long-time partner Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, is set to begin trial on November 29 over six counts, including sex trafficking of a minor, sex-trafficking conspiracy and also separate allegations of perjury that date back decades. She was pictured in a court sketch on November 17, 2021
Maxwell was seen hugging her attorney after she arrived for jury selection. Maxwell faces more than 80 years in jail if convicted on all charges
While Epstein never made it court, his former partner Ghislaine Maxwell, 59, is set to begin trial on November 29 on charges that include sex trafficking of a minor, sex-trafficking conspiracy and also separate allegations of perjury that date back decades.
Maxwell faces more than 80 years in prison if convicted on all charges.
She has been held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn since her arrest in July 2020 and has pleaded not guilty for her role in the sex ring.
Prosecutors allege Maxwell would befriend the girls by taking them shopping and to the movies before she would introduce them to Epstein to be abused, often while in Maxwell’s presence.
Yet the social lite has vehemently denied the charges – most recently on November 1 when she stated bluntly: ‘I have not committed any crimes.’
Prosecutors said Maxwell groomed four victims between 1994 and 2004 when they were minors.
Maxwell’s lawyers are expected to argue that she is being punished by proxy for Epstein’s heinous crimes because ‘someone has to pay for what he did,’ a source has commented.
At least four accusers are set to testify against Maxwell, with three of them being granted anonymity.
Virginia Giuffre (pictured), 38, was one of Epstein’s most vocal accusers but will not be testifying at Maxwell’s trial
However, Virginia Giuffre, one of Epstein’s most vocal accusers, will not be testifying at the trial despite naming names of those who took part in the billionaire’s alleged trafficking ring.
It is not yet clear why she is not being called to testify.
The now-38-year-old has described Maxwell as ‘pure evil,’ saying: ‘Epstein was a sick pedophile but Maxwell was the mastermind.’
Another alleged victim said: ‘We thought she [Maxwell] was Mary Poppins because she acted like she was our friend and had that lovely English accent.
‘But she turned out to be a monster in designer clothing. She lured us in. She knew exactly what she was doing. I hope she rots in hell.’
Giuffre has claimed in media interviews and various depositions that Epstein – together with Maxwell – trafficked her to powerful men.
They include Prince Andrew; Alan Dershowitz; former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson; former Democratic Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell; the late MIT computer scientist Marvin Minsky; and MC2 model agency cofounder Jean-Luc Brunel.
All of the men have consistently and strongly denied the allegations.
Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother claims she will NOT get fair trial because ‘the jury has been poisoned’ by ‘negative media coverage’ – but she WILL be allowed to call false memory expert who testified in Harvey Weinstein case, judge rules a week before trial
Ghislaine Maxwell’s brother claims he is worried his sister will not receive a fair trial over allegations of sex trafficking due to begin next week.
The socialite stands accused of trafficking young girls for her former partner Jeffrey Epstein throughout the 90s and 00s.
Maxwell was arrested in July 2020 and has been incarcerated in a New York jail since then, while pleading not guilty to all the charges against her.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s World at One program, Ian Maxwell said: ‘I think my sister’s probably relieved finally that it is starting because she’s been in prison now for over 500 days in isolation, so this has to come to an end.
Ghislaine Maxwell at jury selection in her trial on charges of sex trafficking, in a courtroom sketch in New York on Thursday
‘The trial is starting, so I think there is relief on her part, and, I think, the family’s part,’ Maxwell told BBC.
‘I think that there are several reasons for that; the enormous amount of negative media coverage of Ghislaine for at least the last 18 months – it’s only been going in one direction and that level of negative reporting which is not coming in any other direction than against her.
‘I think it has a potential to poison the jury pool at some level if they are only hearing one side of the story and not the other.
‘I am not here to go against the accusers or to talk about innocence and guilt, the reason I think this is a difficult process is because the way in which the authorities have chosen to proceed against my sister and to lock her up in isolation is wrong.
‘It is an abuse of human rights and an abuse of the due process that has taken place.
‘One thing you can say is there’s been an awful lot of talking by everybody for the last few years and the voice of Ghislaine has never been heard.
‘The family is not going to leave it there. We are taking steps to lodge a complaint with the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, because America needs to be held to account for the way it is choosing to discriminate against my sister. The treatment meted out to Ghislaine has been appalling.’
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell were in a relationship throughout the 90s and 00s during which they are alleged to have groomed and coerced young girls for sex
Maxwell was in a relationship with Epstein throughout the 90s and allegedly brought him into contact with powerful figures.
Epstein was found dead in a New York prison on August 10, 2019, ahead of a trial for sex trafficking charges.
Maxwell now faces charges for sex trafficking of a minor, sex-trafficking conspiracy and also separate allegations of perjury.
Her trial is set for November 29, and is anticipated to last for six weeks.