James Alex Fields Jr., the white supremacist who killed a woman during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, has been fined for misconduct in prison. The incidents include making a threatening remark to a correctional officer and possessing a dangerous weapon.
Prosecutors are asking Fields to turn over $650 from his inmate trust account to pay for restitution to his victims. Fields owes a total of $81,600 in restitution and assessments, and he has not paid any amount in nearly four years. He is serving a life sentence at a federal prison in Springfield, Missouri.
Fields had asked in a motion that he only be required to turn over $298, but prosecutors argued that he should turn over the full amount. Fields is currently only allowed to spend $25 per month at the prison commissary, with certain items excluded from the limitation.
Denise Lunsford, one of Fields’ attorneys in the criminal case, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment. The incidents in prison occurred from 2019 to 2021, and Fields had his phone or email privileges temporarily suspended.
Prosecutors said that the restriction on his account would not interfere with the court’s ability to order him to turn over $650.
A report by Fox News published on February 28, 2023, contributed to this news article.