The Minnesota Department of Corrections said Tuesday night that Chauvin was at the state’s maximum-security prison in Oak Park Heights, due to an arrangement with the county sheriff and the Department of Corrections. That’s the same prison where Chauvin was moved to for security reasons after his arrest.
Chauvin was booked into MCF-Oak Park Heights on Tuesday at 4:55 pm., Fox News ha aprendido. A new booking photo was released Wednesday. He is on “administrative segregation status” and is being housed in the prison’s administrative control unit, cuales “has the state’s highest level of security, and is the appropriate placement for his safety,” Minnesota Department of Corrections spokeswoman Sarah Fitzgerald told Fox News in an email.
The last death of an incarcerated person by another incarcerated person at Oak Park Heights occurred in 2013, Fitzgerald said. The death did not occur in the administrative control unit. The last suicide at Oak Park Heights was also in 2013.
Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said sentencing will happen in eight weeks – though no specific date has been set. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office will be responsible for transporting Chauvin between the Department of Corrections facility and the courthouse.