Bankman-Fried heads to Brooklyn jail notorious for poor conditions | Reuters

Bankman-Fried, who has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges over FTX’s collapse, will now be housed before his Oct. 2 trial in Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center, a far cry from the luxurious Bahamas resort where he lived until his December 2022 arrest and extradition to the United States.

In recent years, MDC has been plagued by persistent staffing shortages, power outages and maggots in inmates’ food. Earlier this year, a guard pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to smuggle in drugs. Public defenders have called conditions “inhumane.”

In the winter of 2019, an electrical fire cut off the jail’s lighting and heat for days as temperatures fell to near zero Fahrenheit (minus 18 Celsius).

Source: Bankman-Fried heads to Brooklyn jail notorious for poor conditions | Reuters