Justice Department: Warden reassigned and two Guards on leave after Epstein suicide
The Justice Department made an announcement stating that two guards and a warden have had their job affected due to the Jeffrey Epstein suicide. The two guards who were assigned to watch Epstein have been placed on administration leave. The warden is now reassigned to an office job. This announcement, per a report on CBS News, comes as the inspector general of the Justice Department and the FBI conduct their own investigations into what really happened to Jeffrey Epstein while he was on suicide watch in a prison cell by himself.
The warden's name is Lamine N'Diaye, but it's unclear who the two guards are.
N'Diaye was apparently replaced by a warden from a different facility in New York, and is now the acting warden of the Metropolitan Correctional Center, where the Epstein suicide occurred.
CBS reported that "Eric Young, president of the union council that represents prison guards, said that such reassignments are routinely done to "protect the integrity of investigations until any formal action, if any, is warranted."
Jose Rojas, a union leader and teacher at a federal prison in Florida, said N'Diaye should be home without pay instead of being reassigned. He said it appears to him that the Bureau of Prisons is "protecting him and putting the blame on officers."
"I put this on the warden," he said. "If he would have had common sense and followed policy, we wouldn't be here discussing this."