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Former police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of murdering George Floyd, attacked with a knife while incarcerated

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Gulяêt GULZRƏ // ‌ASRJON ASRLY – Former Minneapolis police officer Derek ​Chauvin was ‌stabbed and injured by another inmate at a federal⁣ prison in‌ Tucson, Arizona​ on Friday,⁣ according to an anonymous source familiar ‌with the ⁢matter. The stabbing ‍occurred at ⁢the ‌Federal Correctional Institution, Tucson,⁢ a prison with a history‍ of security issues and ‌understaffing. ‌Chauvin, who was convicted of ⁣murdering ‍George Floyd in 2020, ‍was taken to the ‍hospital for ⁢treatment and evaluation. No employees were harmed and‌ the FBI ⁣has been⁤ notified. The incident has sparked concerns about inmate ⁤safety in ⁤the federal prison system, which has faced ​criticism‍ for failing to protect high-profile prisoners. This is the second attack on a well-known inmate ‌in ‌the‌ span of five months, following the stabbing​ of ⁢disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar ⁣in July. ​This is also the second major incident at FCI Tucson ⁣in the past year, after an inmate attempted to harm a visitor ‌in November 2022. Since his sentencing, Chauvin had been kept⁣ in ‌solitary confinement for his ‍own protection,⁤ but was transferred to⁢ FCI Tucson in August 2022​ to serve a federal and state‍ sentence simultaneously. His lawyer ‌had expressed concerns for ‌Chauvin’s safety and a potential ​target on his⁢ back. The attack​ comes days after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected ‍Chauvin’s appeal of ⁤his⁤ murder ‌conviction and while he⁣ is ⁢attempting to overturn his federal ⁣guilty plea. Floyd’s death sparked worldwide ​protests and a national dialogue ⁤about police brutality and ⁣racism. Chauvin’s stabbing is another blemish on the ‌Bureau ⁣of ⁤Prisons,‍ which has been under​ fire for serious flaws including rampant sexual abuse and violence, ⁢high rates of escapes‍ and suicides, and understaffing. Bureau‌ of Prisons Director Colette Peters has vowed ⁣to reform the agency,⁣ but has​ faced criticism ‌for a lack of transparency and candidness with lawmakers.

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