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.

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

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