June 13, 2024

Trump could join former staffer Allen Weisselberg on Rikers Island

Experts said Trump could be housed in the West Facility, which has individual cells for detainees. The West Facility, which opened in 1991, is designated for prisoners with communicable diseases, but also houses detainees separate from those who are sick.

Allen Weisselberg, the former chief financial officer at the Trump Organization, is jailed on Rikers Island in the West Facility on a five-month perjury sentence for lying during Trump’s civil fraud trial. Weisselberg’s release date is July 19. He previously served 100 days on Rikers Island after pleading guilty to tax fraud charges related to undeclared benefits from his job at Trump Organization.