The Justice Department reportedly reassigned the warden at the federal detention center where Jeffrey Epstein died and placed two staffers monitoring Epstein's unit at the time of his death on leave. Attorney General William Barr called the facility's handling of Epstein a "failure" and cited "irregularities" at the facility. Epstein was being held in a special housing unit of the MCC and staff was supposed to check in on him every 30 minutes, but they reportedly did not do so several hours before he was found dead in his cell on Saturday morning, a person familiar with the situation said. Measures such as reassignments and placing staffers on leave are reportedly typical to preserve the integrity of an investigation.

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