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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