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Convicted Murderer Derek Chauvin's Not Missing Out On Thanksgiving Meal, Ex-Cop Eating Like King For First Big Holiday Behind Bars

Nov. 24 2021, Published 12:52 p.m. ET

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Derek Chauvin may have been convicted of murder but he's not going hungry in prison, especially on Thanksgiving. In fact, the former cop-turned-jailbird's holiday feast comes with all the traditional trimmings.

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Radar obtained the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Oak Park Heights' weekly food list, and Thursday's lunch is fit for a king. Not only will Chauvin get the customary turkey, but he'll eat all the delicious sides to go with it.

According to the meal list, the man convicted of killing George Floyd will get three ounces of the bird, mash potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce.

As if that's not enough, Chauvin will also indulge in pumpkin pie with whipped cream for midday dessert.

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If he's not stuffed after that lunchtime fest, he has a Mexican-themed dinner to look forward to. Radar has learned the prisoners at the facility where Chauvin's been locked up since April will have turkey tacos at night.

He won't get his choice of sour cream or guacamole on the side, but his tacos will come with rice and corn, as well as shredded cheese and sauce.

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Some might argue that Chauvin's eating better than people on the outside. This will be the ex-police officer's first major food holiday locked up seven months ago.

As Radar reported, he was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter after putting his knee on Floyd's neck, cutting off his airway, ignoring his pleas for help, and ultimately killing him.

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Following his sentencing, Chauvin was placed on "administrative segregation" at the prison. A spokesperson for the facility told Radar at the time he "will not have contact with other incarcerated people" and had been put in a single-person cell.

Administrative segregation is only used when someone’s presence in the general population is considered a "safety concern."

George Floyd died on May 25, 2020, in Minneapolis, MN after reportedly presenting a counterfeit bill at a store. Chauvin kneeled on Floyd's neck for 9 minutes, ignoring George repeatedly saying, "I can't breathe."

Chauvin was sentenced to 22.5 years in prison.

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