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Derek Chauvin segregated from other inmates ‘for his safety’ at most secure unit in Minnesota prison system


Administrative segregation is not disciplinary in nature and is sometimes used for inmates whose presence in the general population “could pose a particular safety concern,” according to the facility’s website.

It was not clear if officials believe other prisoners could pose a threat to Chauvin or whether it’s the former officer who may pose a safety concern to himself or others. Fitzgerald said she was not authorized to comment on any inmate’s mental health information.

Dr. Lisa Boesky, a psychologist specializing in jail suicide, said the additional security measures do not necessarily mean Chauvin is on suicide watch.

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