Jeffrey Epstein lived like a 'pig in a sty' and ate food off prison cell floor after his first suicide attempt, sources reveal
The millionaire was pronounced dead at the New York Presbyterian hospital on August 10, where he was taken after being found unresponsive at the correctional facility.
Jeffrey Epstein allegedly "lived like a pig in a sty" and ate food off the prison cell floor at the Metropolitan Correctional Center. The reports came after the American financier was found hanging in his cell, in what was his second alleged suicide attempt after being imprisoned on sex trafficking charges. The billionaire was pronounced dead at the New York Presbyterian hospital on August 10, where he was taken after being found unresponsive at the correctional facility.
Following his death, The Daily Beast has revealed the conditions in which Epstein allegedly lived in his prison cell. Sources have told the outlet that the 66-year-old was oddly constantly requesting for toilet paper once he was moved to his own cell, after the first alleged suicide attempt. The same source also shared his pig-in-a-sty living habits where he ate meals off the floor.
Epstein was initially lodged with the general population at MCC after his arrest in early July. Sources told the outlet that after being targeted for extortion, Epstein was transferred to the Special Housing Unit (SHU). The publication also reported that he could be heard asking others for their inmate numbers as part of his arrangement to put money in their accounts. While at the SHU at the time of his first reported suicide attempt just two weeks ago, he shared his cell with Nicholas Tartaglione, a former police officer who was under extra security.
Tartaglione was charged with kidnapping and murdering four people in a 2016 drug deal gone wrong and was put in the SHU after guards allegedly found a cell phone in his old quarters. His lawyer claimed that Tartaglione had saved Epstein's life two weeks ago by alerting the guards. At the time, Epstein was found with neck injuries and it was clear whether he had tried to kill himself or not.
Epstein was arrested earlier this year on July 6, under the charges of sex trafficking of dozens of underage girls at his homes in New York City and Florida between the years 2002 and 2005. It was also reported that several high-profile men regularly indulged in his disgraceful interests, and despite all of that, Epstein had pleaded not guilty to the charges. On Friday, August 9, about 2000 court documents were released, citing testimonies and allegations against Epstein. Shortly after, on August 10, which was also incidentally right after Epstein was taken off suicide watch, he was found unresponsive. Several renowned figures have questioned the suspicious circumstances of his death. AG William Barr has called for an investigation too.