Moving Day: Why Paul Manafort is Being Transferred to Infamous Maximum Security Prison in New York

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Moving Day: Why Paul Manafort is Being Transferred to Infamous Maximum Security Prison in New York

Rikers Island Houses Some of the Country's Most Notorious Criminals, Including Son of Sam, David Berkowitz, and John Lennon's Killer, Mark David Chapman

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Hey, who likes trivia? See if you can get this one...

Question: What do former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort; David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam; and Mark David Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon all have in common? 

Answer: All three will soon be living under the same roof at one of New York City's most notorious maximum security prisons. 

Yep! Worst ménage à trois EVER!

Lawyers for former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort said Tuesday that the President's former confidant will be transferred later this week from a minimum security facility in Pennsylvania to New York City’s notorious Rikers Island.

Manafort, who was sentenced earlier this year to nearly seven years in prison in connection with two federal cases, is facing an additional 16 counts of criminal charges in New York, including residential mortgage fraud, falsifying business records and other charges.

Manafort will allegedly be held in solitary confinement while awaiting trial "for his own protection," according to Fox News. He'll need it; Rikers Island is no "prison resort."

The famous jail in the shadow of LaGuardia Airport has been the temporary home of some of the most high-profile violent criminals in the city's history.

So why is a white-collar, non-violent criminal headed to the same jail that houses well-known mobsters and serial killers? WIBC hosts Hammer and Nigel shared some of the online speculation about Manafort's situation with listener's on Tuesday's show. Click the link below to check it out!

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