Last Updated on August 19, 2019
On Monday, Attorney General Bill Barr has fired the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons following the strange suicide of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
In a press release posted to the Justice Department’s website, the office explains that Hugh Hurwitz is to be replaced by Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, who previously served the Bureau of Prisons from 1992-2002.
Attorney General William P. Barr today announced he will appoint Dr. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and Dr. Thomas R. Kane as the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Dr. Hawk Sawyer previously served as Director of BOP from 1992 – 2003.
“I am pleased to welcome back Dr. Hawk Sawyer as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Under Dr. Hawk Sawyer’s previous tenure at the Bureau, she led the agency with excellence, innovation, and efficiency, receiving numerous awards for her outstanding leadership, “ said Attorney General Barr. “I am also pleased to announce Dr. Thomas R. Kane as the Deputy Director of BOP. Dr. Kane served in the Bureau for over thirty years under four Attorneys General and is known for his expertise and proficiency in prison management and organization. During this critical juncture, I am confident Dr. Hawk Sawyer and Dr. Kane will lead BOP with the competence, skill, and resourcefulness they have embodied throughout their government careers. I would also like to thank Hugh Hurwitz, Acting Director of BOP, for his dedication and service to the Bureau over the last fifteen months. I have asked Mr. Hurwitz to return to his responsibilities as Assistant Director of BOP’s Reentry Services Division, where he will work closely with me in overseeing the implementation of one of the Department’s highest priorities, the First Step Act.”
This come after Epstein’s suicide, which medical examiners have ruled a suicide by hanging despite the extreme irregularity of a broken hyoid bone that happens far more frequently in strangulation than suicide.
National File reported:
The National Center for Biotechnology Information reveals that the hyoid bone is the “U-shaped bone of the neck that is fractured in one-third of all homicides by strangulation”, and that such a fracture is more common when older individuals are strangled.
Other scientific literature reveals that the hyoid bone is only fractured in about 10 per cent of suicides by hanging.
Barr previously said there were “serious irregularities” related to the suicide, and blamed the federal facility where Epstein was being held for the death.
The Attorney General also pledged to continue the investigation and arrest any of Epstein’s co-conspirators who could be found in a statement released last week.
Barr said that “this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein.” He went on,”Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice, and we will ensure they get it.”
This is a breaking news story, and National File will continue to post updates as they become available.