This has to be ONE of the most alarming stories I have seen and I am sure it will be one for you too.
It appears that the political prisoners that were arrested on January 6 are reporting that the conditions that they are in are rapidly deteriorating.
One text to a family from one such political prisoner was incredibly alarming and even went as far as to say that if he “committed suicide” or that if an “accident happened,” to know that it was a lie.
The prisoner also reported that they were also being abused by the guards while incarcerated.
Just to let you know also my friends, these prisoners did not commit any acts of violence but just so happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. It is apparent that the FBI is not truly concerned with anyone that did commit violence but just wants to punish anyone who simply attended the January 6th rally.
There are reports that suggest that anyone who attended the rally was fair game, regardless of whether they actively broke into the Capitol Building.
You can read some of the worrisome text messages below:
I keep getting reports of deteriorating conditions in DC jail for January 6 defendants including more abuse, solitary punishment, and threats. Anyone paying attention @Jim_Jordan @ChuckGrassley? It sounds like they need help and intervention.
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) June 6, 2021
Text from one detainee to relative pic.twitter.com/saDIYvhgUY
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) June 6, 2021
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) June 6, 2021
So, what has happened to the rule of law? What about innocent until proven guilty?
I guess under the Biden administration that just does not exist anymore.
These people according to the left are insurrectionists and need to be tortured for the crime exercising their first amendment right to have their voice heard.
Fox News reports that at least one political prisoners has been “severely beaten” by the prison guards:
A Pennsylvania man charged in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was severely beaten by Washington D.C. jail guards at a corrections center, according to defense attorneys and another defendant held at the facility who referenced the attack in court Tuesday.
During a court appearance via Zoom on Tuesday, an inmate named Ronald Sandlin told U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich that guards at the Correctional Treatment Facility in Washington, D.C., were allegedly subjecting those held in connection to the Jan. 6 attack to violence, threats and verbal harassment. Sandlin described an attack that allegedly happened last month to another defendant charged in the Jan. 6 event, Ryan Samsel, while held at the facility operated by the D.C. Department of Corrections.
He told the judge that Samsel, “was severely beaten by correctional officers, [is now] blind in one eye, has a skull fracture and detached retina,” Politico reported. Richard Barnett, also charged in connection to the riot, was tackled “to the ground” by guards, Sandlin said.
Attorneys representing Samsel, Steven Metcalf and Elisabeth Pasqualini, did not return voicemails left by Fox News on Wednesday.
Speaking with the Washington Post, Metcalf detailed how his client told him about an incident that happened on March 20 when Samsel said he complained that the guards took hours to bring him toilet paper and an argument ensued.
According to Metcalf, Samsel was moved to another cell that evening and by midnight two guards arrived, tied his arms behind his back with zip-tie handcuffs and “beat him to a bloody pulp.”
The lawyer said his client has since suffered seizures for the first time in his life. The attack allegedly left him with a broken nose, dislocated jaw and damaged vision in one eye.
When he saw his client for the first time over video two weeks after the incident, Metcalf said Samsel’s face was still black and blue and the skin around his wrists stripped off.
“I have seen Ryan. He has two black eyes to this day, two weeks later. All the skin is ripped off both wrists, which shows the zip ties and how tight they were,” Metcalf said in a separate interview with Politico. “Other inmates said his face looked like a tomato that was stomped on.”
“We intend on filing a lawsuit against the two specific guards and the facility responsible for this scenario because Ryan Samsel did not deserve to get targeted and treated like this,” Metcalf added.
Pasqualini told Politico that Samsel had been moved to an “undisclosed location” early Tuesday and the incident when he was allegedly attacked by DC guards is under investigation by the FBI. The attorney said she learned about the incident from lawyers representing other defendants held at the jail.
The D.C. Department of Corrections said in a statement that the facility “takes the safety and well-being of all residents, staff, and contractors extremely seriously. We are aware of the allegation made by an inmate and it is under investigation by the Department of Justice.”
During the hearing Tuesday, the judge made no direct response to the allegations made by Sandlin regarding Samsel and Barnett. But Friedrich did schedule another hearing for Thursday to discuss Sandlin’s potential pre-trial release.
Prosecutors on Tuesday objected to Sandlin’s pre-trial release and told the court he had been in contact with “famed documentarian” Dinesh D’Souza.
Apparently, this is how we treat people in jail in America nowadays?
Let’s just frame this the right way for leftists to understand, shall we?
What if the shoe was on the other foot? What if this was a BLM or Antifa member? There would be marching and burning of cities to stop the brutality but since it is an American whose only crime is loving America that is the crime against all crimes.
This is why we need you to be the voice of those who are trapped in these conditions. We need your voice to get the word out whether it is on Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, or Facebook. These people need our voice to be heard since the mainstream media is silent.
Free the political prisoners who have been charged for no violent act but have been in jail without bond for January 6 protest.
— Terry Owen (@troaring) June 7, 2021
How about American political prisoners of January 6!? https://t.co/z1CPDGzBTX
— brokenletter (@brokenletter) June 1, 2021
Man in Pelosi’s Office Discusses Jail Conditions for January 6 Detainees: “Unfortunately for dozens of political prisoners held hostage by their own government, freedom appears to be a long way off.” https://t.co/q4uIN9S8eO
— Cathy Ski (@MtRushmore2016) May 31, 2021
The man in the above image who sat in Nancy Pelosi’s chair and propped his feet on her desk has shared his story with AM Greatness:
In one of the most iconic images of January 6, a man is pictured with his feet up on a desk inside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office.
Richard Barnett, 60, traveled from his home in Arkansas to hear Donald Trump’s speech then made his way to the Capitol complex. He entered Pelosi’s office, where a few photojournalists just happened to be stationed; Barnett put his feet on the desk, posed for the cameras, and left Pelosi a note. (He is quite a character, I can safely say after a lengthy phone interview.)
Two hours later, the photos went viral. Pelosi’s daughter, Christine, posted the picture of Barnett at 3:21 p.m. that afternoon. “The Trump rioter did vandalize her office,” she tweeted. “The trash will be removed and the seditionists will be prosecuted.”
That incident started a legal and personal nightmare for Barnett, who spent nearly four months behind bars before a federal judge finally released him in April.
By the time Barnett arrived home on January 7, his family already had received death threats and the FBI was at his door. Barnett was arrested January 8; he was indicted January 29 on various trespassing and disorderly conduct charges, including possessing a “dangerous or deadly weapon,” a walking stick that can also be used as a stun gun. (It had no batteries.)
“I was transported to a prison in Oklahoma City for two weeks,” Barnett, who goes by the nickname “Bigo,” told me in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon. “I had never been to prison before, it was my first experience. I thought how awesome it was that even though you’re in prison, you’re treated with respect and everyone follows the rules.”
But Barnett’s inaugural experience in America’s prison system quickly soured after he was transported to the nation’s capital. Like dozens of people charged with offenses related to the Capitol building protest, Barnett was ordered to remain behind bars in a D.C. jail with no chance to make bail even though he has no criminal record and faces no violent charges.
Joe Biden’s Justice Department, nonetheless, is seeking pretrial detention orders for many Capitol Hill protestors; in some cases, prosecutors argue the defendants pose a threat to society because they doubt the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
This has led to the creation of a Shawshank of sorts for January 6 detainees. The government, according to Barnett, opened up a shuttered jail facility specifically to house January 6 detainees. The accused are in restrictive housing, ostensibly to protect them from the jail system’s general population—but the conditions are anything but special.
Upon arrival at the D.C. jail, January 6 defendants are ordered to quarantine for two weeks to follow COVID-19 rules. Detainees are not allowed to leave the quarantine cell for any reason.
Once the quarantine period is over, detainees are moved to another permanent unit, which is not unlike the quarantine quarters. “First off, all the cells are contaminated with black mold, even the sink we are supposed to drink out of,” Barnett said. “The guards gave us some kind of cleaner but it didn’t really work.” The cells are roughly 70 square feet with a concrete slab for a bed, a toilet, and a sink.
Detainees are held in solitary confinement conditions for 23 hours a day. Breakfast, Barnett said, arrives at 3:30 in the morning and is inedible “slop.” Dinner usually consists of bologna.
During their one hour of free time each day, detainees must attend to all personal business including hygiene such as a shower. The men don’t have access to shaving gear or haircuts. “The barbershop is closed. The best we could do was use a toenail clipper they gave us.”
Most detainees, however, spend the hour on the phone with family. “They are worried about their family, about their finances.” Barnett, a former firefighter and bull rider, said he counseled the younger inmates whenever he could. “Nothing fazes me but these men are worried about losing their homes and this was three months ago. Many of them are young and have never been in jail before. I prayed with them when I could, tried to talk them through it.”
The guards, Barnett said, go out of their way to make life harder for the detainees. “It is purposeful and deliberate collusion, to make every facet of your existence miserable,” Barnett said. This includes instances of physical abuse; guards slammed Barnett’s face into the concrete floor at one point. After confronting the guards for not following prison rules—Barnett read the Department of Corrections inmate handbook when he arrived—and accusing one guard of sexual harassment, Barnett was placed in the D.C. prison’s general population as punishment.
Another detainee, Barnett recounted, was attacked in his cell in the middle of the night, handcuffed and beaten “senseless,” Barnett said. He suffered extensive injuries. “They damn near killed him.” Another young man with evident emotional issues was heavily maced by guards one night when he had some type of breakdown. “I shouted at them to leave him alone.”
Religious services are not allowed so Barnett and a few others organized a Sunday morning service. The guards, Barnett said, were “nasty and insulting” about their attempts to practice their religion. “We couldn’t even talk about God.” There is “no doubt” in Barnett’s mind that the January 6 detainees are treated differently because of their political views.
The prison’s library, the guards told the detainees, is closed. Access to law books and other reading material is nonexistent, Barnett said. The detainees started their own newsletter with paper and pencils purchased through the commissary. They also sing the National Anthem at 7:00 each night to lift morale. “These guys are patriots.”
Attorney-client privilege also is nonexistent, Barnett and his lawyers, Joseph McBride and Steven Metcalf, told me. There is no privacy during discussions and video calls can take up to two weeks to schedule.
Barnett’s experience supports descriptions by other inmates; earlier this month, I wrote about Jacob Lang, who has been imprisoned in the D.C. jail since his arrest in January. Lang told his parents the detainees are “being abused mentally, physically, socially, emotionally, legally, and spiritually.”
I asked Barnett what he would like to tell the American people about what’s happening. “Very simple, pray for the guys who are still in there,” he said. “They’re not working and have a family to support. Help pay their bills.”
Barnett and his lawyers will soon launch a website where people can donate and learn more about his experiences and follow his trial. (GoFundMe, his lawyer said, won’t permit accounts to help raise money for January 6 defendants.)
Again this is why I am imploring you to share this and also to be loud about what is going on with these Americans in jail. They do not deserve to be treated this way at all and they deserve to have their day in court.
This is not America.
This is not what we stand for and when there is evil we need to shine a light on it and expose it for what it is.
Please help make these stories known so that their voices are heard loud and clear.