Rebecca J. Kavanagh @DrRJKavanagh New York City Public Defender, @theappeal Media Relations Director, Writer, @nyulaw, @sydneylawschool, @sydney_uni. Sydney ✈️ NYC. Views my own. Aug. 29, 2019 1 min read

When someone dies in jail whether by suicide or neglect, a few things happen: records are falsified, the camera footage nearly always goes missing or “malfunctions” and jail staff lie to investigators. Just as happened here. 

Because although it is exceedingly common for people to die in jail, it is always preventable. It should not happen. And someone is to blame. And that person faces the possibility of criminal charges and civil liability. So they cover it up.

But that doesn’t mean they murdered them. And it doesn’t mean there is a vast criminal conspiracy or that what happened to Jeffrey Epstein is any different to what happens in every single jail death in the US.

Jeffrey Epstein's death should be fully investigated and why cameras weren't working should be established.

But, people, please recognize two people die in jails every single day in US. They're preventable and authorities cover them up and they don't even get reported.

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