EXPLAINER: Will Chauvin's prison experience remain unusual?
June 25, 2021
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. But it's not clear yet what Chauvin's experience will look like.
AN UNUSUAL START
Since his April conviction, Chauvin has been held at the state's only maximum security prison, in Oak Park Heights.
That's unusual — people don't typically go to a prison while waiting for sentencing. Chauvin is there for security reasons.
Most state prisons have a unit to separate inmates from the general population for safety or security.
But Oak Park Heig...