Tekashi69 Transferred to Rikers Island’s Contagious Disease Unit

Tekashi69

Moved to Rikers’ Contagious Unit

… For His Safety

7/13/2018 9:47 AM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69 has been transferred to a high-security facility on Rikers Island known as the Contagious Disease Unit, ironically, to keep him in good health …TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … the rapper was sent to the 140-cell portion of the NY jail, which is mainly used to house inmates battling illness. It’s also used to house high-profile or celebrity inmates who, for their own safety, can’t be in general population — and Tekashi falls under that category.

We’re told 6ix9ine is being held in isolation, and will have ZERO contact with other inmates … even when he’s taken outside for his hour of recreation. Inside the facility he’ll only have contact with correctional officers.

TMZ broke the story … Tekashi will be locked up until his July 20 hearing, prior to his extradition to Texas where he’s wanted for allegedly choking a 16-year-old.