Mother Drops Bomb After High-Profile Prison Stabbing

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s mother, Carolyn Pawlenty, has expressed her concerns after her son was involved in a stabbing incident while in federal prison. Pawlenty revealed that she was not informed about her son’s injury by the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Tucson, Arizona, and had to learn about it through news agencies.

Pawlenty expressed her frustration, questioning how neither the news agencies nor the prison had contacted her regarding the incident. She criticized the prison for not providing her with an emergency contact number. The lack of communication has left her worried and scared, as she hasn’t been able to sleep and pacing in her kitchen and living room.

The stabbing incident occurred shortly after Chauvin spoke out against his trial in an interview for the documentary “The Fall of Minneapolis,” labeling it as a “sham.” Chauvin, who was convicted in the death of George Floyd, sustained severe injuries during the altercation with another inmate.

The prison authorities released a statement confirming that the incident had been contained by responding employees, who also initiated life-saving measures for the injured inmate. Prison officials called Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and the wounded individual was transported to a local hospital for further treatment and evaluation.

Since Chauvin’s sentencing in June 2021, Pawlenty has reportedly visited him in prison multiple times. However, due to the recent incident, visitation rights have been suspended until further notice.

Chauvin’s conviction and subsequent sentencing in April 2021 sparked protests and riots across the United States. Despite their challenges, Pawlenty remains determined to stay strong for her son, emphasizing the unbreakable bond of a mother’s love.

The incident raises questions about the safety and security of inmates within the prison system and the need for improved communication protocols between prisons and the families of incarcerated individuals. It also highlights the ongoing tensions surrounding Chauvin’s case and the intense emotions it has elicited from various parties involved.

As Chauvin continues to serve his sentence, it remains to be seen how this recent incident will impact his time in prison and the overall dynamics surrounding his case.