The transfer of inmates from Manhattan’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, which is set to close indefinitely this fall, to Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center may be complete as early as next week, according to a report on ongoing mediation involving the Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Defenders of New York.

As of Thursday, the population of the MCC was down to 21 people. News of the closure of the facility, where Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in 2019, broke in August.