While the investigation into the death of Jeffrey Epstein has concluded suicide, the New York Times is interested in his conditions of detention. According to the American newspaper, the prison would have broken the flamboyant billionaire.
With our correspondent in New York, Céline Bruneau
Exiguous, moist, infested with rats and cockroaches. According to the New York Times , Jeffrey Epstein hated his cell in the Manhattan Correctional Center, just blocks away from his huge $ 56 million villa.
The former trader, accused of organizing a large network of sexual exploitation of underage girls and imprisoned since early July, sought at all costs to escape his jail, going so far as to pay a lot of lawyers to spend time with him in the parlor. There, he emptied vending machines of drinks and sweets without even talking to his visitors.
Jeffrey Epstein had also developed a system to not fall prey to his fellow prisoners. He gave them money on bank accounts, one tells them.
The last days before his death , the billionaire no longer washed, shaved himself and fell into a deep depression that led him to a first suicide attempt on July 23, frightened by the idea of spending the rest of his life. his life behind bars.
The Manhattan Correctional Center is known for its dilapidated state, which has shattered many of its detainees: terrorists, mafia godfathers and famous white-collar criminals.