Jason Van Dyke moved to NY prison Forbes called one of nation’s ‘cushiest’


Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke and his attorney Daniel Herbert attend a post conviction hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building Friday, December 14, 2018. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune/pool)

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CHICAGO — Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald, has been moved to another prison.

Van Dyke, 40, was moved to the medium security prison Otisville Federal Correctional Institution a medium security prison, in Otisville, N.Y. Forbes once listed it as one of the nation’s 10 “cushiest” prisons.

It is unclear what day Van Dyke was officially transferred.

Van Dyke was previously in the low security Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Conn., about an hour outside of New York City. He was beaten last month after arriving at the Danbury prison after being transferred from the Rock Island County Jail near the Illinois-Iowa border.

Van Dyke was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison for second degree murder in the McDonald shooting.

His prison records list his release date as February 8, 2022.


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