Jeffrey Epstein told jail psychologist ‘being alive is fun’ before suicide

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Jeffrey Epstein repeatedly denied being suicidal within the weeks before he killed himself in 2019 — and even told one psychologist “being alive is fun,” in line with newly launched jail data.

New particulars surrounding the convicted pedophile’s closing days in Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center are detailed in additional than 2,000 pages of Federal Bureau of Prisons data obtained by the New York Times in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit.

Epstein, who was on the time awaiting trial on baby sex-trafficking expenses, hanged himself in his cell on Aug. 8, 2019.

He prevented being placed on suicide watch a minimum of twice throughout his 36-day detention after jail psychologists who assessed him discovered he ought to stay underneath “psychological observation” as an alternative, the paperwork present.

One psychologist wrote in her notes from a July 9 suicide danger analysis that “Epstein adamantly denied any suicidal ideation, intention or plan.”

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Jeffrey Epstein, pictured right here with Ghislaine Maxwell, had prevented being placed on suicide watch all through his jail keep.
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She added that Epstein told her “being alive is fun” and described himself as a banker with a “big business.”

“He was future-oriented,” the psychologist wrote in her notes.

After Epstein’s request to be moved to a single cell was denied, a psychologist wrote in a be aware dated July 11 that he “was smirking and said, ‘Why would you ever think I would be suicidal? I am not suicidal and I would never be.’”

Epstein continued to disclaim having suicidal ideas even after he tried to kill himself on July 23, in line with the paperwork. He told psychologists after the try that he was Jewish and suicide was towards his faith.

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Jeffrey Epstein denied being suicidal a number of instances to psychologists, saying he was not suicidal and “never would be.”
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When he underwent one other suicide analysis on July 31, a psychologist wrote that “he lives for and plans to finish this case and to go back to his normal life.”

He was solely positioned on suicide watch as soon as after his preliminary suicide try — nevertheless it was eliminated after 31 hours and he was positioned again underneath commentary.

Psychological commentary, which is much less restrictive than suicide watch, concerned his fellow inmates monitoring him in shifts and taking notes each quarter-hour about his habits.

In one be aware on July 29 after Epstein’s preliminary courtroom listening to the place he was denied bail, an inmate famous, “Epstein is sitting on the edge of the bed with his head in the palm of his hands.”

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Those monitoring Jeffrey Epstein stated he would tempo in his cell at evening and complained about his proper arm going numb.
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Others famous that he would tempo in his cell at evening and sleep fitfully, in line with the paperwork.

Psychologists and the inmates monitoring Epstein famous at varied instances that he had complained concerning the working rest room in his cell, his issue sleeping, being dehydrated and his proper arm going numb.

In conversations with the inmates watching over him, Epstein spoke of socializing with celebrities and escorts, in line with the paperwork.

“Epstein and I are talking about the escort business,” an inmate famous, before writing an hour later, “Epstein and I are talking about arbitrage.”

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One psychologist wrote that Jeffrey Epstein deliberate to complete his case and resume his regular life.
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The inmate then wrote half-hour later that “Epstein is talking about celebs he knows.”

His suicide got here simply sooner or later after courtroom paperwork have been unsealed that exposed new allegations of intercourse abuse towards Epstein and his rich associates.

Epstein’s demise fueled widespread conspiracy theories that the billionaire was killed behind bars or had assist taking his personal life.

An inmate emailed the psychology unit about two months after his demise detailing a dialog he’d had with the person subsequent door to Epstein’s cell, in line with the paperwork.

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Jeffrey Epstein, seen right here with Donald Trump and Ghislaine Maxwell, “definitely killed himself,” in line with an inmate who wrote to psychologists two months after his suicide.
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The inmate stated the person subsequent door had heard Epstein ripping up his bedsheet within the hours before he was discovered lifeless.

“Jeffrey Epstein definitely killed himself,” the inmate recalled the person telling him. “Any conspiracy theories to the contrary are ridiculous.”