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Sam Bankman-Fried’s Bahamas prison perks included cable TV, air con: report


Disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was avoided the overall prison population and enjoyed special perks corresponding to air-conditioning and cable TV during his short stint at Fox Hill, in line with a report Wednesday.

Bankman-Fried, who agreed to be extradited to the US on Wednesday after eight days on the notorious Bahamas prison, was kept with a handful of other prisoners in the power’s sick wing, Bloomberg reported, citing unnamed prison officials.

He was given his own cot within the rat-and-maggot-infested facility in what the outlet described as a “luxury” in comparison with other inmates. Bankman-Fried also had access to air-conditioning “from a close-by inspector’s office, in addition to running water and a bathroom.”

Sam Bankman-Fried faces eight charges carrying as much as 115 years in prison.AP

The 30-year-old crypto huckster has “spent his days watching TV news and reading articles about himself.” Bankman-Fried has also “been allowed to play crossword puzzles” for entertainment.

The report said the picky-eating Bankman-Fried “has been getting vegan food” along with more standard fare corresponding to grits and sausage for breakfast and corned beef and chicken wings for lunch.

Officials told Bloomberg that individual guards were assigned to look at Bankman-Fried and that a health care provider examined him twice a day.

SBFSBF is being extradited to the US.AP

Bankman-Fried’s representatives and Fox Hill officials declined the outlet’s request for comment on his accommodations.

The previous billionaire’s accommodations appeared posh in comparison with other inmates at Fox Hill – which a warden once described as “not fit for humanity.”

Doan Cleare, the acting commissioner of corrections at Fox Hill, told Bloomberg that Bankman-Fried “seemed relieved and upbeat” about his extradition to the US and wished staffers on the prison a “Merry Christmas” before leaving the power for a court appearance.

Fox Hill prisonBankman-Fried was held in Fox Hill’s sick wing.The News Leader of The Bahamas /MEGA

Last 12 months, the US State Department issued a report on potential human rights abuses at the location, where “inmates removed human waste by bucket.”

The report detailed “overcrowding, poor nutrition, inadequate sanitation, and inadequate medical care” and noted that “some inmates developed bedsores from lying on the bare ground.”

The conditions could have played a task in Bankman-Fried’s quick about-face over his previously indicated plan to fight extradition. He might be held in federal custody upon arrival within the US.

Fox Hill prisonFox Hill was once described as “not fit for humanity.”The News Leader of The Bahamas /MEGA

Fox Hill prisonBankman-Fried has been in Fox Hill for eight days.AP

Bankman-Fried was slapped with eight federal charges over allegations that he bilked FTX customers out of $8 billion. He faces 115 years in prison if convicted on all charges.Inside Sam Bankman-Fried’s life in infamous Bahamas prison

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