Judge Orders Paul Manafort To Be Transferred to New York City’s Notorious Rikers Island

The decision to move former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to New York's notorious Rikers Island jail is leaving many legal experts - and even some left-wing politicians - stunned. 

A state judge ordered Manafort transferred to Rikers from a minimum security prison.  In an Op-Ed piece for Fox News, Defense Attorney Alan Dershowitz called it "another example of the weaponization of the criminal process for partisan advantage." 

Even New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted the idea that Manafort will be held in solitary confinement, calling it torture and a human rights violation. 

Manafort is currently serving a seven-and-half year sentence for non-violent white collar crimes.

Corrie O'Connor

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