'Tiger King's Joe Exotic Quarantined as Precaution After Being Transferred to New Federal Prison
By Zach Seemayer
Joe Exotic is currently in quarantine while behind bars.
ET has learned that Exotic -- whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage -- was transferred from a county jail, where he was being held since his sentencing in January, to a federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas.
Due to concerns surrounding the nationwide COVID-19 outbreak, the Tiger King star was quarantined as a safety precaution upon his arrival at the prison, which is currently a standard procedure for all inmates currently checking into any prison due to the circumstances.
During the 14-day quarantine, ET has learned that Exotic is not able to make any telephone calls or check and send emails.