Derek Chauvin, Waiting for Sentence held 23hours a Day In Minnesota



Derek Chauvin the police officer recently found guilty for killing George Flyod is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day in Minnesota’s only maximum-security prison.

Chauvin was led out of the courtroom handcuffs, yesterday after the authority declared him gulty for murdering George Floyd.

Mr. Chauvin, 45, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on Mr. Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes last May, was sent to the prison, in Oak Park Heights, Minn., a suburb of St. Paul, after the verdict was read on Tuesday. He has been placed in an isolated wing of the prison because of fears for his safety, said Sarah Fitzgerald, a spokeswoman for the state prison system.

Chauvin, who is being held as he waits to be sentenced, will be alone in his cell for all but one hour each day, during which he is allowed to exercise. Even then, he will be kept away from all other prisoners and remain under the watch of prison guards inside the unit.

The court on Wednesday set June 16 as the date for Mr. Chauvin’s sentencing, according to a source familiar with the matter who was not authorized to speak publicly.

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