Disgraced lawyer Michael Avenatti is in a special jail unit ‘for his own safety’ because he is notorious, warden says

The Special Housing Unit is used to jail high-profile defendants and inmates who may either pose a risk to other prisoners or who could be in danger if housed in the jail’s general population.

The MCC, which is operated by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, has faced scathing criticism since last August, when another high-profile inmate — accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein — died from what has been ruled a suicide by hanging in his cell in the Special Housing Unit.

Article URL : https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/21/judge-orders-michael-avenatti-prosecutors-to-explain-jail-conditions.html

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