Chauvin faces future in federal prison for Floyd's death

Despite Chauvin's national notoriety for killing George Floyd, he probably will be safer at whatever federal prison he's placed in, according to experts.

Chauvin faces future in federal prison for Floyd's death
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is about to swap solitary confinement at Minnesota's only maximum-security prison for an unknown future at a federal prison. Experts say that despite Chauvin's national notoriety for killing George Floyd, he probably will be safer at whatever federal prison he's placed, and might have a bit more freedom there. Chauvin will be sentenced on Thursday on federal civil rights charges. He's already serving 22 1/2 years for his conviction in state court on murder and manslaughter charges. His plea deal on the federal charges calls for a concurrent sentence of 20 to 25 years in federal prison.For his own safety, Chauvin, 46, has been held since his conviction in “administrative segregation” at the state’s maximum-security prison at Oak Park Heights. He’s been largely confined to a 10-by-10-foot room, which he’s been allowed to leave for an average of one hour a day for exercise.