"General Consulate diplomats visited Yaroshenko in the Danbury correctional facility in Connecticut after he was moved there from a detention center in Brooklyn. Before that, he was serving jail sentence in Fort Dix, New Jersey," the New York Consulate wrote on Facebook.
After his transfer to Danbury, Yaroshenko said the staff at the new facility were nice to him but the detention conditions were worse than in the federal low-security prison in Fort Dix. He complained about a cramped cell shared by 120 inmates, the Consulate said.
The diplomatic mission promised to monitor the situation and guaranteed Yaroshenko consulate help after reports of his harassment in Fort Dix sparked concern at the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC.