Prison guards in Epstein's unit were working heavy overtime: AP

The prison guards tasked with monitoring Jeffrey Epstein were working heavy overtime hours when he apparently committed suicide, The Associated Press reported Sunday.

A person familiar with the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s operations told the AP that one guard on his unit was working a fifth straight day of overtime while another was working mandatory overtime.

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Epstein was found dead in federal custody Saturday morning.

The alleged sex trafficker had apparently committed suicide when he was found in his cell.

The New York Times reported Sunday morning that Epstein was not being monitored in his cell as directed before his death.

His death comes just weeks after officials investigated a possible suicide attempt.

Epstein had apparently been taken off suicide watch before he died. 

Epstein's death has left officials and lawmakers asking for answers.