I will go back to my original point. It does not make sense. Maybe after the conviction, but this is a guy who has already gotten off on who he was. This is a guy who can afford and get the most powerful lawyers and the best possible outcome. This is also a guy who could probably cut a deal for information on a lot of other people. If anyone had some hope in this country it would have been him. Really, for this idea to work Epstein would have to have somehow been responsible for the lack of monitoring on him. Are you claiming that he set up things so that there were hours where he was ignored by guards so that he knew he could hang himself in a difficult way? If he kicked and thrashed to break bones in his neck that could have caused a guard to look in on him. His method of suicide requires time and lack of observation. Did he set it up that he had no bunkmate? It is one thing to get off of suicide watch, but this seems a bit lucky if you ask me. His first attempt to hang himself in a room designed to make it difficult to hang himself and it goes perfectly? It makes a lot more sense that someone choked him out. Maybe he did not put up much of a fight. Maybe someone heard him screaming as was reported. The people responsible for monitoring him were also the ones who would have been the ones responsible for the series of failures that might have allowed someone to strangle him. He was not in enough control to set up a series of failures that gave him time to strangle himself and have no one hear what would have been nervous thrashing he could not control when strangling himself. Your body will reactively gasp and fight for air if you are choking. Even if you want to die, your body will attempt to breathe. This means you need suspension and a secure base if you are going to hang yourself. That is something that the design of the rooms is supposed to minimize. Without suspension keeping the pressure on the neck through the closing of a knot or the pressure on the neck you could loosen up a bedsheet enough when your hands instinctively try to open your airway. It would have been a severly difficult thing to bind your hands and make a noose out of the standard bedsheet you are given in prison. The way that would make it more effective would be if he had time to cut it into strips and braid the strips giving him more of a "rope" than a bedsheet. What is also probably true is he might have had two sheets. One to cover the sleeping pad, and the other for himself. Perhaps he could have tied those together. The problem arises, and this is where my BDSM knowledge comes in, even if someone else ties you up with sheets they are not very secure. Wriggling and thrashing would loosen them and prolong the hanging. The knots slip and it is hard to get a good amount of pressure to begin with because of friction and the way the sheet works. If you have someone constantly tightening them through pulling, or you have suspended yourself from a height so that you use your weight to tighten the noose it can be done. But if you are suspending yourself and you touch the ground you start drastically effecting the physical pressures on your windpipe and your bodies jerking would allow you to gasp. The ceiling of his cell supposedly did not have a place for the sheet to be attached. That means he used a fixture or had to wrap it around the bed. That means he was suspending himself by not using his feet to prop him up. That is a hard way to kill yourself because your body will shift. Sheets will loosen and you would really have to know what you were doing to be successful. On top of that OD would be the best and most lethal way to go in prison, especially given the present popularity of fentanyl. It would be a lot more reliable and comfortable to snort or inject your way to death than to try hanging. You do not need much to OD and with enough of a dose, especially IV, you are done.