FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. Federal prosecutors said Thursday Jan. 9, 2020, that jailhouse video no longer exists of the area around Jeffrey Epstein's jail cell on a day he survived an apparent suicide attempt. (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File)

AP Exclusive: Feds backtrack on transfer of Epstein warden

January 28, 2020 - 3:19 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The Bureau of Prisons is holding off on transferring the warden who was in charge of the New York City jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself.

The agency said Tuesday it would defer the transfer of Lamine N’Diaye to a leadership role at FCI Fort Dix, a low-security prison in Burlington County, New Jersey until the internal investigation is completed into the circumstances surrounding Epstein's death at the Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Epstein was found unresponsive in his jail cell on Aug. 10 and was later pronounced dead.

The AP reported last week that N'Diaye was to be transferred despite the ongoing probe. It's not clear why the Bureau of Prisons reversed course.

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