Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was moved Thursday to a jail in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside Washington, to await a criminal trial set to open later this month, jail officials confirmed.
U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis III, who is set to oversee the upcoming trial, issued an order earlier this week requiring that Manafort be transferred to the Alexandria facility from the Northern Neck Regional Jail — about a two-hour drive south of Washington.
Online records from the Northern Neck jail show Manafort was checked out of that detention center at 12:32 a.m. Thursday.
“Mr. Manafort’s arrival and booking process were routine," Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne said in a statement. “Because he is a high-profile inmate, Mr. Manafort will be placed in protective custody which limits his interactions with other inmates. Specific details about Mr. Manafort’s confinement will not be made public due to security and privacy concerns. We will work closely with the U.S. Marshals to ensure his proper care while he remains in our custody.”