AG Barr has just ousted the acting director over the Bureau of Prisons, replacing him with a new appointment:
Current leadership at the Federal Bureau of Prisons after AG Barr ousts the Acting Director pic.twitter.com/zM7xnSHv6O
— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) August 19, 2019
AXIOS – Attorney General Bill Bar has ordered the removal of acting Bureau of Prisons Director Hugh Hurwitz following the suicide of alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein in the Manhattan Metropolitan Correctional Center.
Barr has previously said there were “serious irregularities” at the MCC and that the Justice Department will ensure that those responsible for the oversight are held accountable. Barr has appointed Dr. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer as the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Dr. Thomas R. Kane as deputy director. Dr. Hawk Sawyer previously served as director of the Bureau from 1992 to 2003.
First goes the warden and now goes the Bureau of Prison’s director. And let’s not forget about the two guards who were put on leave over what happened.
Barr is making sure accountability for Epstein’s suicide is being felt up the ladder with quick and decisive action.