MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Derek Chauvin has been moved from a Minnesota state prison where he was often held in solitary confinement to a medium-security federal prison in Arizona, where the former police officer convicted in George Floyd's killing may be held under less restrictive conditions.

Chauvin was taken from a maximum-security prison in a Minneapolis suburb to the federal prison in Tucson.

A Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman declined to give details of the circumstances of Chauvin's confinement in the new location.

But Chauvin often spent most of his time in the state prison confined to his cell, in part for his safety in a population that typically has more violent offenders than federal prisons.

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