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Derek Chauvin Held In Solitary Confinement 23 Hours A Day Following George Floyd Conviction

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Derek Chauvin is spending 23 hours a day in solitary confinement now that he has been found guilty of murdering George Floyd.

Currently, he is being held at Oak Park Heights which is a maximum-security prison.

According to reports, officers must check on him every 30 minutes and he must eat all of his meals alone in his cell. This is for his own safety.

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Derek Chauvin’s spokesperson recently told the press: “Administrative segregation is used when someone’s presence in the general population is a safety concern.

“There are 41 people in the ACU and cells are monitored by cameras with corrections officers also doing rounds at least every 30 minutes.

“He’ll have on average an hour a day out of his cell for exercise (alone). Meals are delivered to his cell.

“He is in a single cell and will not have contact with other incarcerated people.”

The former Minneapolis police officer caused global outrage last year after a harrowing recording appeared online showing him kneeling on Mr Floyd’s neck for nine minutes.

Moments before, Mr Floyd had bought a pack of cigarettes at a convenience store and was believed to have used a counterfeit $20 note.

When police tracked him down they ordered him to step out of his parked vehicle and handcuffed him.

There was then a struggle which resulted in Mr Floyd being pinned to the ground by Chauvin.

The incident sparked protests across the world and brought the Black Lives Matter movement to the forefront of mainstream media.

Chauvin has now finally been held accountable for his actions and is facing many years in prison.

A jury recently found he was guilty of three charges: second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

The three other officers who were present during the incident will go on trial in the summer.

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