Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) has been put in the same prison as Juan Orlando Hernández, the former president of Honduras, who is currently facing charges related to taking payments from drug traffickers. Hernández’s attorney claims that the two get along well and have been in constant contact. SBF can now meet with non-legal guests once a week, and his requests for vegetarian food and medication for hyperactivity have also been fulfilled. His computer use is restricted to a designated area with a partitioned desk, but he is also allowed to peruse legal documents on a special laptop.
According to the Wall Street Journal, SBF has been exchanging services with other prisoners for mackerel packs, which are estimated to be worth $1.30 apiece. SBF traded a haircut for an ambiguous quantity of mackerel packs before to his November trial. According to an unnamed source, SBF has also given guards investment advice on cryptocurrencies. SBF is presently being held at Brooklyn’s infamous Metropolitan Detention Centre, which is infamous for its subpar facilities. After that, he’ll be taken to a federal prison to finish out his term. SBF’s sentence is set for March 28, 2024 by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan. In addition, the second trial for SBF is scheduled for March 11.