Paul Manafort Will Probably Not Like His New Jail Much

Alexandria's Detention Center lacks many of the VIP amenities at his previous facility.

Alexandria’s William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center is a far cry from the VIP digs Paul Manafort must leave at Northern Neck Regional Jail in Warsaw, Virginia. “Everyone is treated with respect, but also everyone is treated fairly and equally,” Amy Bertsch, a communications specialist for the Alexandria Sheriff’s Office, says. The facility’s high-profile inmate area, which has previously housed Zacarias Moussaoui and Robert Hanssen, offers no personal workplaces or showers, though inmates do receive occasional breaks from their cells during the day.

There is no internet service and, perhaps most inconvenient for someone reportedly used to working the phones, no personal phone lines.  There is a phone within the facilities that inmates share. Manafort is expected to have limited access to other inmates; his only interactions are likely to be with his heightened security detail.

One potential silver lining: the ADC is pretty close to Manafort’s Old Town condo.

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Brittany Shepherd covers the societal and cultural scene in political Washington. Before joining Washingtonian as a staff writer in 2018, Brittany was a White House Correspondent for Independent Journal Review. While she has lived in DC for a number of years now, she still yearns for the fresh Long Island bagels of home. Find her on Twitter, often prattling on about Frasier.