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U.S. prisons chief removed after Epstein's death

27 days ago   |   By Politico

WASHINGTON - Attorney General William Barr has removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody. Hugh Hurwitz's reassignment Monday comes amid mounting evidence that guards at the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York abdicated their responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from killing himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls. The FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general are...
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Attorney General Barr orders removal of acting US prisons director after Epstein's death

Attorney General Barr orders removal of acting US prisons director after Epstein's death

27 days ago   |   By CNBC

In a statement Monday, Barr named Kathleen Hawk Sawyer the new director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
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APNewsBreak: US prisons chief removed after Epstein's death

27 days ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons has been removed from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody.
Attorney General William Barr announced Hugh Hurwitz's reassignment Monday. Hurwitz had served as the agency's acting director since May 2018.
No reason was given for the reassignment, but the move comes as the bureau faces increased scrutiny after Epstein's suicide Aug. 10 at a New York jail.
The FBI and Justice Department's inspector general are investigating.
Barr has named Kathleen...
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