Are January 6th political prisoners being tortured?
It sure seems that way.
Family members of the J6 prisoners are speaking out about the deplorable D.C. jail conditions.
According to these family members, the J6 political prisoners are being starved.
Last night, for example, they were only given white bread, a cookie, and tartar sauce for dinner.
Can you imagine the outrage if radical Islamic terrorists in Guantanamo Bay were treated that way?
The media would be covering it nonstop.
The Democrat party would be throwing a nationwide tantrum.
Americans who were arrested for simply “parading” around the Capitol Building are essentially being tortured.
And yes, they were just “parading.”
To date, no one has been convicted or sentenced for anything worse than “parading.”
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Family of January 6 Protesters Claim Deplorable D.C. Jail Conditions – Breitbart News And none have had bail hearings and abuses of Guards and not knowing how many since January are locked up no lawyer meetings this is like Stalin’s Russia🤬🤬 https://t.co/1RqLaVJqO7
— kim Macthomas (@KimMacthomas) September 19, 2021
Keep the J6ERS in your prayers! YOU WILL BE FREE! YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN!https://t.co/6yTo0IRFGI
— Nick Taurus (@NickTaurus45) September 14, 2021
Aside from being starved, their human dignity is being mocked.
Prisoners are not allowed to shave.
They are not allowed to have haircuts.
They cannot even meet with their lawyers, which is illegal!
Family members of January 6 protesters who are or have been incarcerated at the Washington, DC, jail shared disturbing accounts of alleged mistreatment by authorities during Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally.
“Last night for dinner, they were served four pieces of white bread, a cookie, and a packet of tartar sauce,” claimed a woman who went by “Kelly.”
Kelly is reportedly the girlfriend of Jonathan Mellis, who was among the protesters who entered the Capitol building on January 6. She claimed Mellis, who has been in jail for months, is being held in solitary confinement.
“I think America needs to become very well versed in the treatment of these men. It’s human rights that we are talking about, and it’s completely non-partisan,” she said, speaking to a crowd of a few hundred people.
Kelly went on to read a letter written by a mother of a jailed protester. According to Kelly, the woman’s son allegedly “shares a wall” with her boyfriend in jail and is “subject to the same torture.” The woman reportedly sent the letter anonymously to the rally’s organizer Matt Braynard due to fear of retaliation.
“I just got off the phone after speaking to my son. He’s a January 6 detainee in the gulag of D.C. Over the months, I have heard of the horrors these U.S. citizens and veterans are being subjected to,” the letter allegedly reads, according to Kelly.
“Today I have found out some more indignities forced upon them. He told me he’s not allowed to shave or cut his hair. It’s been seven months now with no shave or haircut,” she further claimed in the letter.
The anonymous woman also claimed her son, who is a veteran, has not been able to meet with his veteran representative in months, which he is supposed to do weekly.
“He’s lost his job, lost friends, family and is in the process of losing his home. He’s denied visits from family. His jailers treat these men like scum. There’s absolutely no presumption of innocence,” she claimed.
Arizona congressional candidate Jeff Zink also spoke at the rally. He and his son, Ryan Zink, were at the Capitol on January 6 when the protest got out of control. Zink claimed his son only filmed the protesters and was not a part of the chaos, though he is facing charges of physical assault, trespassing, and damage to a federal building.
Zink said his son was incarcerated at the D.C. jail for six weeks before he secured an attorney and was released.
“So he is out of the prison, but what he told me that happened inside there was the fact that they had cells with black mold on the corners, that he was not allowed to see his attorney or his family members,” Zink claimed. “He went as many days as five without shaving or showering.”
Saturday’s rally attendees are not the first people to allege horrific conditions at the D.C. jail. In April, the Washington Post exposed the jail’s draconian Chinese coronavirus protocol. For almost 400 days straight, 1,500 people at the D.C. jail were reportedly locked in their cells for 23 hours a day to prevent the spread of the virus.
Many of the men and women stuck at the jail have not yet been found guilty of the crimes for which they were arrested, according to the report, They were also allegedly denied access to basic services such as grooming, exercise, visitation, medical care, and more. By June, inmates were reportedly to be released for at least 5 1/2 hours a day, “which mirrors pre-pandemic levels,” the Post reported.
Despite reports of potential violence and beefed up security, including the National Guard and fencing, Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally attracted a few hundred demonstrators and ended without major incidence.
Here’s another fact:
BLM rioters and BLM insurrectionists cost more damage.
They actually killed people.
They burned entire city blocks and police precincts and courthouses to the ground.
They looted entire stores.
Yet… they were bailed out from prison.
By none other than Kamala Harris!
Court has scheduled Sept 14 hearing on argument from Jan 6 defendant and accused Proud Boy Domenic Pezzola for release from DC Jail. Pezzola is accused of smashing open Capitol window with riot shield… and has been objecting to conditions in jail (he's pleaded NOT GUILTY) pic.twitter.com/2Vhn5k3IkU
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) September 1, 2021
— WUSA9 (@wusa9) August 4, 2016
If these were BLM rioters, the media would be covering their inhumane treatment and conditions.
But because these are political prisoners, the media doesn’t care.
Local NBC Washington lightly touched on the topic:
At least 39 defendants from the U.S. Capitol insurrection are being held in the Washington, D.C., jail, as they await trial, the News4 I-Team has learned.
The defendants include some of the highest profile cases from the insurrection. Those inmates and some of their recent court filings are raising the profile of D.C.’s aging jail facility, which has been a persistent source of criticism in nation’s capital.
Several of the defendants in the Southeast D.C. jail complex filed formal motions seeking release, alleging a range of problems from physical assault to poor medical care to isolation and “languishing.”
The complaints have further strained the schedules and resources of the D.C. federal court staff and attorneys, who are already juggling nearly 500 criminal cases from the insurrection.
Ryan Samsel, a defendant who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of toppling and knocking unconscious a Capitol Police officer on Jan. 6, sought release from the jail, citing a physical attack he suffered in March. In his request, Samsel’s attorney said, “Mr. Samsel was assaulted in the D.C. jail in March 2021, he suffered serious medical injuries and aggravated a preexisting medical condition.”
The D.C. jail declined requests for comment on its handling of any Jan. 6 defendant, but federal prosecutors challenged Samsel’s request for release, alleging he’s a danger and citing a history of convictions against Samsel for violence against women.
Chris Worrell, who has pleaded not guilty to a charge of using chemical spray against an officer on Jan. 6, sought release from the jail citing concerns about the jail’s medical care. According to multiple court filings from his attorneys, Worrell suffers from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In a motion for release from jail in May, Worrell’s attorney said, “Mr. Worrell is unable to get the regularly scheduled care and treatment or quality of care in the Central Treatment Facility, in Washington, D.C.”
A week later, Worrell’s attorney filed a separate motion which said, “Mr. Worrell, for the second time in under two weeks, suffered a period of unconsciousness and fell to the floor. He does not know how long he was unconscious. Eventually he was discovered by either inmates or guards who put Mr. Worrell on a stretcher and brought him to the medical unit. He remembers being asked a number of questions but having just been unconscious and hit his head cannot remember the questions or how he answered them.”
He alleges he was denied a CT scan.
A judge rejected his request for release from the jail. In part of the order, the judge said, “Even accepting defendant’s allegations as true, the Court cannot conclude that the failure to take defendant to the emergency room or provide a CT scan resulted in an unreasonable risk of serious damage to defendant’s health when neither was deemed necessary by the Jail’s medical facility.”
The jail has been under scrutiny and has triggered a series of filings from other attorneys over its policies restricting movements of inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this year, a spokeswoman confirmed to the I-Team the jail limited movements up to 23 hours a day to slow the spread of the virus. In one instance confirmed by the I-Team, recreation time was given to an inmate at 2 a.m. due to the restrictions.
Doug Jensen, an admitted QAnon supporter who allegedly led a mob toward the U.S. Senate on Jan. 6, filed a motion this week seeking release from custody. According to his filing, Jensen has “languished” in the jail for months. Prosecutors are required to respond to Jensen’s request for release by June 17. Jensen has pleaded not guilty.
These requests from defendants for release from jail, though not unexpected or uncommon in federal criminal cases, are triggering a series of motions, hearings and rulings at the Washington, D.C., federal court. The court is handling nearly all U.S. Capitol riot criminal cases and is already suffering a strain in its resources.
Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner said all of these filings will be reviewed thoroughly, which will require time.
“The D.C. jail is not a great place to be sitting pending trial,” Kirschner said. “That said, all of these complaints will be sent to the Department of Corrections and the judges and they will be handled in due course.”
The Washington, D.C., federal court is already strained, the I-Team found. The court has already processed more criminal cases in 2021 than in all of 2020, per court records.
A federal court official told the I-Team senior and magistrate judges have already been asked to take on a larger workload. Prosecutors from other federal regions are being dispatched to help handle Jan. 6 cases. The court official also said, “Because of the spike in caseload, federal defenders from throughout the federal system are being asked to assist in representing defendants in the Jan. 6 cases.”
Concerns about the quality of the facilities at the D.C. jail are chronic. In recent years, the I-Team has reported a series of failures of the ventilation, heating, air condition and roofing at the complex, which was opened in 1976.
Also, don’t forget that sitting members of Congress were DENIED the ability to see the conditions of the jail.
What is the DC jail trying to hide?!
Why won’t they let the accused speak with their attorneys?
Why would they be transparent about the conditions of the prisoners?!