The State Penitentiary Service reported that Derek Chauvin is being held in solitary confinement.
Former police officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty on Tuesday in the death of African-American George Floyd, has been transferred to the Oak Park Heights maximum security prison near Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was reported on Tuesday by the KARE TV channel.
The ex-policeman is currently being held in solitary confinement. “He is safe and under guard at Oak Park Heights Prison,” Minnesota Corrections Department spokesman Paul Schnell said in a statement.
Oak Park Heights is the highest-security prison in Minnesota, with up to 473 inmates, according to the state’s website.
On Tuesday, a jury in Minneapolis found Chauvin guilty of second-and third-degree murder, meaning manslaughter and second-degree negligent homicide. The most serious of these crimes is second-degree murder. The maximum penalty is 40 years in prison.