Amid the wake of jail-cell suicide of Jeffrey Epstein, US Attorney General Bill Barr announced on Monday that head of the federal prisons will be replaced. Epstein committed suicide as he faced child sex trafficking charges.
Barr declared that he was appointing Kathleen Hawk Sawyer as director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons replacing Hugh Hurwitz who was serving as the acting director for the past 15 months.
In 1992 Barr appointed Hawk Sawyer, an experienced prison psychologist, who served as the director of the bureau before. Barr was attorney general at the time and held the job until 2003.
She was appointed after nine days of Epstein’s suicide in the New York Metropolitan Correctional Center while he was supposedly under close monitoring following an earlier suicide attempt.
The 66-year-old Epstein has been accused of sex trafficking of minors. The case grew out of reports that he had been treated extremely lightly when he was arrested in Florida in 2006 for sex acts with underage girls.
On August 10, he committed suicide and that outrage that he was again escaping justice and friendships over the years with influential people such as President Donald Trump and former president Bill Clinton fueled numerous tricks.
However, a New York coroner governed that Epstein hung himself in his cell. Barr citing “serious irregularities” reassigned the warden of the New York prison and two guards were placed on leave.