Paul Manafort Solitary Confinement

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Conservatives finally realize prison is bad thanks to Paul Manafort

People are pointing out that, yeah, solitary confinement is bad.

Jul 6, 2018, 1:48 pm*

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Andrew Wyrich 

Andrew Wyrich

OLawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said on Thursday that he is being held in solitary confinement because “the facility cannot otherwise guarantee his safety,” leading some conservatives online complain about the United States criminal justice system–a major talking point among Democrats.

Manafort is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, his lawyer wrote in an appeal brief, according to Courthouse News. The imprisonment, according to his lawyer, is also hurting him from preparing a defense to charges handed to him as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and other related matters.

The news of President Donald Trump‘s former campaign chairman’s circumstances in prison led many conservatives to express outrage online.

Several people used the #FreePaulManafort hashtag.

https://twitter.com/ShellyPayne4328/status/1015271912036077568

Others just seemed aghast at the lack of “justice” being given to Manafort.

https://twitter.com/jcarelli16/status/1015280509935636481

Of course, others online pointed out that solitary confinement is cruel, and used often in the country’s prison system.

One tweet in particular from a reporter at the Washington Examiner seemed to invoke a number of responses.

https://twitter.com/ParkerMolloy/status/1015278702182240257

Manafort’s bail was revoked in late April, and he is appealing that decision. Mueller’s team charged him with money laundering and other crimes late last year.

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*First Published: Jul 6, 2018, 1:45 pm