Report: Jeffrey Epstein bought women’s panties from Palm Beach jail in the late 2000s

August 19, 2019

That Jeffrey Epstein was allowed to end his life in jail, on his terms, has on its own prompted public outrage. But Epstein’s suicide by hanging was just the final act in a life of remorseless depravity that went unpunished.

Epstein was somehow allowed to purchase women’s panties during his brief 2008 jail stint, the Miami Herald reported. The panties would have been too small for most adult women, a disturbing detail considering Epstein’s pedophilic predilections, the paper noted.

High rolling

Since Epstein’s death, more details have come to light on the outrageous circumstances that helped facilitate his apparent suicide, as well as the pedophile’s disturbing worldview. But Epstein evaded justice long before he reportedly wrapped a noose around his neck fashioned from a bedsheet.

In 2008, Epstein stayed in prison for a mere 13 months after pleading guilty to soliciting sex from a minor. He was required to register as a sex offender, but was given remarkably free reign to lead a life of business and leisure, the New York Post reports.

The money manager was allowed to leave prison in a chauffer-driven car for six days a week, 12 hours a day, to work at his office, where, according to a lawyer for the accusers, he had sex with young women. Epstein’s cell door was also left unlocked much of the time, and he was given liberal access to TV.

Questionable purchases

In addition to these luxurious accommodations, Epstein was somehow allowed to buy women’s undergarments from the prison commissary. The purchase appears in a record of items that Epstein bought during his prison stay, according to the Miami Herald.

Of the more than $2,000 dollars he spent during jail, Epstein bought two size-5 pairs of women’s panties. They would have been too small for Epstein, and most adult women as well. (Epstein also bought a lot of coffee, his most purchased item: 800 cups.)

The purchases should have raised questions, given that Epstein was in jail for sex crimes, and had been accused of abusing girls as young as 14 — but they apparently did not, just the latest evidence that Epstein benefited immensely either from incompetence, or deliberate oversight, up until his death.

“The panties were certainly too small for Epstein, who also purchased his briefs in men’s medium and sweatshirts ranging from XL to 3XL, and size-12 shoes,” the Miami Herald said. “So what, or who, were they for, and why wouldn’t the purchase raise eyebrows under the circumstances?”

Pattern of neglect

The prison housed inmates of both genders, but the “accommodation” is outrageous considering Epstein’s crimes. It seems that Epstein was never under the impression that he was really being punished back in 2008, given his brazen perversity even in jail.

In the end, things didn’t change much for Epstein even after he was arrested this summer on fresh charges of sex trafficking and locked up in comparatively dungeon-like conditions at the Manhattan Correctional Center. The pedophile was discovered dead in his jail cell earlier this month, apparently having killed himself by hanging.

Epstein’s death was ruled a suicide by the medical examiner last week, according to Fox News, but the official ruling will not satisfy questions about how Epstein’s death was possible until a full investigation is completed.

Like the rest of his case, Epstein’s death has been scrutinized for a pattern of neglect that let the pedophile evade punishment for his deeds: it has come to light that Epstein was taken off suicide watch shortly before his death, that his guards fell asleep, and that he had been left alone — with no cellmate — the night of his death, along with other bizarre circumstances.

Epstein’s death is now the subject of an investigation by Attorney General William Barr, who has said he is “appalled” at the sex offender’s suicide before trial. Meanwhile, Epstein’s victims have pleaded for the invalidation of a 2007 plea deal that left Epstein and any co-conspirators, who were granted immunity, off the hook.


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Matthew Boose

Matthew Boose is a staff writer for Conservative Institute. He has a Bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University and has contributed to The Daily Caller and The Stony Brook Press.