NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The federal government will temporarily close a troubled jail in Lower Manhattan.
The Metropolitan Correctional Center will shut down so that officials can address issues like security concerns and complaints about crumbling infrastructure.READ MORE: 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Wins Big As Broadway Celebrates The 74th Annual Tony Awards
The Justice Department did not say how long it will be closed.READ MORE: Police Seize 7 Vans Allegedly Used As Airbnb Rentals In Manhattan
Several problems came to light after Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide inside his jail cell two years ago.MORE NEWS: Woman Accused Of Telling Black Couple At Brooklyn Dog Park, 'Stay In Your Hood'
The jail’s 233 inmates are expected to be transferred to a federal jail in Brooklyn.