Awful new details have emerged about former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s life in prison.
Chauvin, 45, was sentenced to 22 and a half years in prison for second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for his role in George Floyd’s death.
For the last eight months, while he has been imprisoned, Chauvin has been in the high security Administrative Control Unit inside Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights.
According to a new report from TMZ, Chauvin has “surveillance cameras on his every move, and the prison staff checks on him every 30 mins.”
“A rep for the facility tells us Chauvin remains isolated, without job opportunities, educational programs or contact with other inmates. Not only that … he showers, eats, goes to the bathroom and sleeps all in the same cell. We’re told he gets about an hour each day outside his cell for exercise,” the report continued.
Chauvin recently pled guilty in a federal case claiming that he violated Floyd’s civil rights. That crime carries a maximum of 25 years in prison. He will be moved to a permanent facility once he is sentenced in that case.