Sam Bankman-Bahamas Fried’s jail is rat- and maggot-infested: ‘Not fit for humanity’

Sam Bankman-Bahamas Fried’s jail is rat- and maggot-infested: ‘Not fit for humanity’

Sam Bankman-Fried is being detained in a notoriously filthy and vermin-infested Bahamian prison, which the warden has deemed “unfit for human habitation.”

The alleged fraudster, who was previously reported to be worth $32 billion, is being imprisoned at the island’s sole correctional institution, Fox Hill Prison, until at least February 8, after failing to obtain bail while fighting extradition to the United States.

The facility was the subject of a critical investigation by the US Department of State regarding potential human rights breaches, including staff brutality and torture, last year.

“Inmates removed human feces by bucket,” the official report stated of the jail where six inmates are frequently jammed into six-by-ten-foot quarters.

The report described “tough” conditions as “overcrowding, poor nourishment, inadequate sanitation, and inadequate medical care” and stated that “several inmates got bedsores from laying on the ground.”

The state government observed that sanitation was a widespread issue and cells were plagued with rats, maggots, and insects.

Sam Bankman-Fried, a fallen crypto billionaire, is being imprisoned in a Bahamian jail until at least February 8.
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During a 2019 tour, the Nassau Guardian newspaper reportedly witnessed the vermin, and a prison officer confirmed that “rats run up and down all day, every day.”

Under the condition of anonymity, the officer told the newspaper, “Dogs do not deserve to live in a maximum security facility.”

“Boy, you have no idea…. “It is unfit for human habitation,” stated the warden.

According to reports, some convicts at Fox Hill Prison in The Bahamas have requested to be transferred back to the United States in order to escape.
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Some convicts at Fox Hill Prison have requested to be extradited back to the United States in order to escape.

In 2019, a preacher abandoned his right to resist extradition to Georgia, where he was finally convicted to life in prison for rape and child molestation, out of fear that he would be murdered by gangs in the terrible Bahamian jail.

“Fox Hill is not a place for anyone to reside… The Tribune stated at the time that rapist Don Martin told the court who approved his extradition, “I am ready to go.”

Many believe Bankman-Fried, who has indicated his intention to resist extradition, should do the same, despite facing a maximum of 115 years in jail if convicted of all eight federal charges against him.

Larry Levine, founder of Wall Street Prison Consultants, which assists persons convicted of white-collar crimes on how to get into better prisons, stated, “There is no benefit to him staying; he will eventually be sent to the United States.”

The Bahamian Commissioner of Correctional Services, Doan Cleare, asserted that improvements have alleviated the appalling circumstances, stating, “We have no rodent problems.”

He stated that the disgraced 30-year-old FTX mogul will begin his stay in a sick bay that can accommodate around five persons.

Cleare stated on Tuesday that he will be placed in sick bay for orientation purposes until a decision is made as to where he should be placed.

In either case, it will be a dramatic change of scenery for the former crypto genius who lived and worked in opulent luxury in the Bahamas until his arrest on Monday night.

The facility was the subject of a critical investigation by the US Department of State regarding potential human rights breaches, including staff brutality and torture, last year.
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This extravagance, however, is part of a litany of claims against him, including separate charges from the SEC accusing him of using investors’ funds as “his personal piggy bank to purchase luxury residences.”

Bankman-Fried has apologized to clients and recognized FTX’s shortcomings, but he has stated that he does not believe he has criminal accountability.

Mark S. Cohen, one of Bankman-attorneys, Fried’s stated that he is “reviewing the charges with his legal team and examining all of his legal alternatives.”

 

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