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Manafort will not receive any special treatment on Rikers Island, says de Blasio.

Manafort will not receive any special treatment on Rikers Island, says de Blasio.
NEW YORK CITY - Paul Manafort, former president of President Donald Trump's campaign, will not receive any special treatment beyond the necessary security measures when he is transferred to Rikers Island, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

"Blasio said at an unrelated press conference," he said. "It will be treated, as humanly as possible, like any other prisoner, and would have the same rights and responsibilities," de Blasio said. "Obviously there are security questions that must be addressed."

Manafort is currently serving a 7.5-year prison sentence in a federal prison in Pennsylvania as a result of special lawyer Robert Mueller's investigation into the 2016 elections. In August, I was convicted of a series of financial crimes and in September I declared myself guilty of another set of charges, including the manipulation of witnesses.

However, earlier this year, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. obtained an indictment against Manafort on charges of mortgage fraud and a state judge now ordered the long-time Republican lobbyist to move on Thursday to Rikers Island Confinement lonely, according to a Fox News report.

While Trump has the ability to issue pardons for federal crimes, several reports say that this power does not extend to state infractions.

"Nobody is outlawed in New York," Vance said in a March statement.

Rikers is mainly used to house detainees in pretrial detention. However, the obsolete facility has become a problem of violence, and its location near the La Guardia airport makes it difficult for inmates to transfer to the county courts, which often delays testing times.

The city currently plans to close the facilities by 2026 and replace it with the modern jails of Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn.