Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement in a Virginia jail while he awaits trial, according to a document his lawyer filed Thursday.

Manafort’s lawyer Kevin Downing said Manafort is being held for 23 hours a day because “the facility cannot otherwise guarantee his safety” and complained he cannot adequately prepare for his upcoming trial, which is slated for July 25.

Assistant special counsel Scott Meisler hit back with a reply also filed Thursday. In it, Meisler wrote the appeal notion should be denied, as Manafort’s actions were “committed through covert corrupt persuasion” and that the terms of his sentence “are common to defendants incarcerated pending trial.”

via Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while he awaits his ultimate fate – AOL News

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Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while he awaits his ultimate fate – AOL News

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