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A few hours later, on the overnight shift, only 18 workers were guarding a jail with roughly 750 inmates, according to records released by the Bureau of Prisons. Ten of the workers were on overtime.

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Epstein’s death came after he started to realize the limits of his ability to deploy his wealth and privilege in the legal system.

Epstein feared life behind bars, according to people who knew him. #Coward

A few years ago, in his East Side mansion, he had a mural painted that
shows a photorealistic prison scene, with barbed wire, correction officers and a guard station. Mr. Epstein himself is portrayed in the middle, and he told a visitor earlier this year that he wanted the mural to remind him of what could await him if he was not careful.

The staffing problems at the jail are emblematic of a larger shortage of correctional officers in federal jails and prisons across the country @TheJusticeDept

These facilities have been dealing with rising levels of violence and other safety problems as the Trump admin has
curtailed hiring in its quest to shrink the government

Some prisons have been so pressed for guards that they have forced teachers, nurses, cooks and other support staff to step in.
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