Though Manafort's lawyers have said he spends almost all of his days in solitary confinement, prosecutors described his living arrangements as a "private, self-contained living unit, which is larger than other inmates" units' with its own bathroom and shower.
Prosecutors also cited taped phone calls from prison in which Manafort remarked that he was being treated like a "VIP" and had access to "all my files like I would at home".
Manafort - who is facing charges for an assortment of alleged financial crimes, as well as failure to disclose foreign lobbying - has pleaded not guilty in both cases. He had asked for a postponement until after a separate trial in Washington, D.C., where he faces similar charges.
Earlier this week, the judge had ordered Manafort be moved from the Northern Neck jail, more than 100 miles away from his lawyers, to the Alexandria Detention Center near the courthouse.
Manafort filed a motion last week asking for his trial to be delayed until this fall, because it was impossible to fully prepare due to distance and with limited electronic and phone access.
Manafort's legal team shot back in their own filing Wednesday, calling prosecutors' characterization of Manafort's living conditions as "self-serving and inaccurate".
The government's description makes it sound somewhat more like a hotel room with some restrictions.
"Manafort has revealed on the monitored phone calls that in order to exchange emails, he reads and composes emails on a second laptop that is shuttled in and out of the facility by his team", the prosecutors said.
Prosecutors also said they were in touch with Manafort's lawyers as recently as last week to ask if he had any concerns about being incarcerated, and said he had not raised any issues until now. He has his own bathroom and shower, a private telephone and laptop, and is not required to wear a prison uniform, the prosecutors said.
"Review of that material can be accomplished well in advance of the July 25 trial date and does not warrant a months-long adjournment", the government filings said. "When the team takes the laptop from the jail, it reconnects to the internet and Manafort's emails are transmitted", the filing stated. The trial in Virginia is scheduled to begin later this month, while the D.C. trial is slated for September. Ellis denied Manafort's motion Wednesday and ordered Manafort transferred. Ellis said he made that decision in response to Manafort's complaints about the difficulty in getting ready for the trial. He instructed the U.S. Marshals Service to move Manafort to Alexandria, as he initially planned.
Judge Ellis set a July 17 hearing to discuss Manafort's request to continue the Virginia trial and change venues to Richmond, Virginia.