Manafort to be held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island: report Paul Manafort, briefly candidate Trump's campaign manager, is now being held in solitary confinement at Riker's Island, probably the worst spot in the most notoriously odious jail in the country. Recall that he was convicted of a few Federal white collar crimes - mainly income tax evasion - and is currently paying those tax obligations in kind, providing a windfall for the U.S. taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars. Recall that he has been convicted of NO CRIMES IN NEW YORK - Riker's is a JAIL and not a PRISON - and is being kept there for no reason other than irrational hatred of President Trump and anyone connected with him. Even the infamous AOC has come out in favor of more rational and lenient treatment of Mr. Manafort. And where is the ACLU on this? Aren't they violently opposed to the use of Solitary Confinement, particularly where it has nothing to do with the severity or violence of the crime? This is a textbook case of prosecutorial over-reach. The ONLY reason why Manafort is being kept there is to "break" him - to induce him to provide incriminating testimony against the President, whether truthful or not. Leftists are scum. Exhibit [too many to count].