Jeffrey Epstein reportedly received death threats while locked up at the Manhattan Metropolitan Correctional Center before his apparent suicide Saturday morning.
TMZ reports Epstein was the target of fellow inmates with threats involving extortion, in one instance an order to put money in an inmate's commissary account or face physical violence.
Epstein was no longer under 24-7 surveillance when he died.
According to the facility's protocol, inmates such as Epstein should have been monitored every thirty minutes but that protocol was not followed before Epstein's death.
There are cameras at the facility that housed Epstein but they do not point inside cells. They point to doors of the cells, capturing whether anyone walks in or out.
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