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Jeffrey Epstein's Suicide Highlights the Failures of Our Prison System

By Robert G. Stahl Esq., NJ & NY Criminal Defense Lawyer posted in Prison on Thursday, August 15, 2019

While people may not mourn his death based upon the heinous allegations against him, Epstein’s suicide is a high-profile example of the American prison system’s systematic failure to protect both those accused and convicted of crimes. Jails and federal holding facilities incarcerate those accused of crimes pending trial, and at times, those convicted with shorter sentences. Federal and state prisons house those who have pled or have been convicted of crimes.

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