NY prosecutors want Manafort sent to Rikers Island

NY prosecutors want Manafort sent to Rikers Island

New York prosecutors are seeking to move Paul Manafort from the western Pennsylvania prison where he is serving his federal sentence to Rikers Island, the jail complex in New York City. Rikers Island has a notorious reputation for both its violence and its poor conditions. Manafort’s lawyer said he was concerned Manafort would have to be held in isolation in Rikers Island to ensure his safety.

KCooper
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His crime does not fit the profile for Rikers.

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