Virginia Jail Denies Giving Manafort “Special Privileges”

NBC News reports:

Paul Manafort may be in the VIP cell at a Virginia jail — the same one where ex-NFL star Michael Vick once did time — but the superintendent said he is not getting any “special privileges.”

The jail’s online database listed Manafort’s name and inmate number and showed he was assigned to the “VIP-1” housing unit in the 500-bed facility. Superintendent Ted Hull told NBC News that was a mistake: He usually keeps information about high-profile inmates under wraps. And by Monday morning, Manafort’s name had vanished from the list.

A regular unit would have between eight and 16 cells with a common shower and dayroom, Hull said. But the VIP unit has everything in one place for a single inmate.