Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene this week claimed to have witnessed nightmarish conditions on a tour of the Washington, D.C., municipal jail that holds numerous individuals charged in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Greene revealed the alleged crisis via Twitter on Friday after touring the jail on Thursday. “I’ve never seen human suffering like I witnessed last night,” she wrote. “While some [prisoners] were shown to us in seemingly beneficial programs, others were in tortuous lockdown.”
“Some inmates were receiving continuing education classes, others were truly suffering from long stays in solitary confinement for ‘bad behavior’,” she added, claiming: “I’ll never forget hearing their screams.”
Greene said she was eventually granted access to visit some of the prisoners from the Jan. 6 arrests. “It was like walking into a prisoner of war camp and seeing men who eyes can’t believe someone had made it in to see them,” she said. “They are suffering greatly.”
The representative said an upcoming report will “outline everything we saw in every area of the jail we were allowed to see, on behalf of all inmates.”
We reported last month when U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth held D.C. jail officials in contempt of court for denying the rights of one of the Jan. 6 defendants, because officials refused to turn over medical records so that the defendant could get proper treatment for a broken hand.
Lamberth asked for an investigation into the conditions the detainees were experiencing at the D.C jail. U.S. Marshals then conducted a surprise inspection last month.
The report from that inspection is now in and according to the judge, it is not good.
As a consequence, Lamberth has now ordered the release of one of the detainees, Christopher Worrell — that man whose rights the judge had already said were violated. In addition to the issue with Worrell’s hand, he needs treatment for cancer. Lamberth said he had “zero confidence that the D.C. jail” would give him the treatment needed and would “not retaliate” against him. Worrell is now on home detention with a GPS monitor.
Lamberth called the conditions in the jail “deplorable” and “beyond belief” in response to the report from the U.S. Marshals
Some 400 prisoners are being moved out of the jail after the “deplorable” conditions were uncovered. According to CNN, the Marshals’ report found that water was being shutoff in many cells “for punitive reasons” for days at a time, toilets were clogged, and an inmate who had been pepper-sprayed was “unable to wash the spray off for days, leading to an infection.”
The D.C. Department of Corrections staff were “antagonizing detainees” and “directing detainees to not cooperate with” U.S. Marshals during the inspection, the agency said, and “[o]ne DOC staffer was observed telling a detainee to ‘stop snitching.’”
The 400 detainees are being transferred to a federal facility in Pennsylvania.
Most of the Jan. 6 defendants were being held in another facility, the Central Treatment Facility, not the D.C. jail.
Blinken and Attorney General Merrick Garland have turned a blind eye to the injustice of dozens of Jan. 6 detainees still locked up, without trial, often in solitary confinement. Even people charged with no violent offenses are being treated worse than murderers.
Now a group of valiant lawyers for the “January Sixers” have written a last-ditch letter to Amnesty International and the American Civil Liberties Union asking them to “investigate the mistreatment and torture of pretrial detainees held in the District of Columbia jail over the last six months.”
They have catalogued shocking abuses.
……“In addition to prolonged solitary confinement, January Sixers are being beaten, denied medical treatment, denied regular shower access, as well as reasonable access to personal hygiene item . . . It is clear that January Sixers constitutional rights are being violated at DC-GITMO, within five miles of the White House . . .
“This letter is an emergency request to help us put an end to the human-rights violations taking place at . . . ‘DC- GITMO’ — violations which without question meet the definition of torture,” write the lawyers, Joseph McBride Steven Metcalf and Martin Tankleff.
They point out that “none of the detainees or those released pending trial have been charged with insurrection, despite the media, leaders in Congress, and the President of the United States calling it an insurrection. “However . . . our call for help . . . would remain the same. This is because pretrial detainees are being tortured while in federal custody in violation of Supreme Court precedent, as well as the UN Standard Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners, otherwise known as the Nelson Mandela Rules . . .
“The Supreme Court . . . has ruled that pretrial detainees, unlike convicted persons, cannot be punished at all, never mind maliciously and sadistically.”
A prisoner gives a horrifying account of what goes on in the prison:
Ryan Nichols, who is a Texan and a marine veteran, called News Max’s Greg Kelly for an interview from a special unit in the DC Department of Corrections where he is being held indefinitely without bail following his part in the Jan. 6 riot.
The honorably discharged veteran is facing charges for participating in the Capitol Hill protest. He was arrested on Jan. 18 and had a lot to spill on the treatment that protesters are receiving while incarcerated and awaiting trial.
“I went through 5 jails within 50 days before finally being locked in solitary confinement for 23-30 hours a day in Washington, D.C. on March 9. We now are allowed 5.5 hours out of our cell each day,” he commented.
He listed multiple things they are not allowed to do while being locked up. Nichols alleged that prisoners can’t get haircuts or shave unless they get the COVID vaccine. He also said that they are lucky to be allowed to cut their fingernails and toenails once a month.
He went on to say that they are given baloney sandwiches for dinner four times a week. The other three dinners consist of peanut butter or turkey sandwiches.
If they speak with their attorney face to face, they allegedly have to go into quarantine for two weeks.
No video visits or time with families is allowed unless everyone is fully vaccinated against COVID, and the list went on and on and on.
“And this is just to name a few things – I could go on. My family has been extremely impacted by all of this. My children are devastated that daddy was suddenly yanked out of their lives without any notice at all. My youngest, who just turned 5, tells me he ‘doesn’t even remember what I look like,’ and wants to know ‘am I ever coming home?’” Nichols recounted.
Rumors of torture and inhumane treatment have been swirling for months concerning Jan. 6 inmates.
……Another man named Jeremy Brown, who was a Green Beret and a former Republican candidate for Congress in Florida’s 14th Congressional District, was arrested on September 30 after the FBI raided his home. They reportedly searched his house, RV, and trailer for five and a half hours. Brown claims he was not read his rights.
His girlfriend told the Gateway Pundit that he was being charged with trespassing, which is a misdemeanor. Brown reportedly stood outside the Capitol that day and rescued a woman. He reportedly never entered the Capitol during the riot and was there to provide security for the legal rally that took place.
Brown asserts all of this happened because he refused to be an informant for the FBI for the Jan. 6 riot. On Monday, he went on a hunger strike protesting his imprisonment.
American political prisoners have been held for more than 8 months in solitary confinement in 7X10 cells for 23 hours a day. These people have not been convicted of any crimes, they are being held in “pretrial detention” for trespassing the capitol halls of corruption on 6 January 2021. Their trials have not been set. They have been denied bail. They are not allowed to meet with lawyers in private. They have one hour a day for “exercise”, showers, and phone calls. They have been denied due process.
One of them died awaiting trial.
Yet, the Antifa/BLM goons responsible for the destruction of neighborhoods, businesses, police stations, and courthouses, have skated out of any legal consequences for their crimes. The Feds refuse to prosecute.
The home of Thomas Caldwell, a former lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, was raided by 20 Feds who physically assaulted him, threw him into the back of a cruiser and hauled him off to jail. His crime? Supporting the protest. Caldwell never entered the Capitol building, has no criminal record, and honorably served the country for 20 years in the military, but Judge Joel Hoppe agreed with the government to keep him behind bars. “The conduct and the statements of Mr. Caldwell . . . it really just is pure lawlessness and contempt for laws of this country,” Hoppe said, referring to some of Caldwell’s Facebook posts and texts. In other words, speak out against government corruption and be sent to the gulag.
Enough of this shit. The entire Biden regime, including his goons in the DOJ and FBI need to get another revolution that makes 1776 look like a minor scuffle. They all belong under the fucking prison.