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.

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The Justice Department did not say how long it will be closed.

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Several problems came to light after Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide inside his jail cell two years ago.

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The jail’s 233 inmates are expected to be transferred to a federal jail in Brooklyn.

CBSNewYork Team