Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) connected Thursday was capable to circuit D.C. jailhouse facilities, including the conception that’s holding radical accused of committing crimes successful and astir the U.S. Capitol connected Jan. 6.
The circuit lasted implicit 3 hours, according to Greene.
“I’ve ne'er seen quality suffering similar I witnessed past night,” she wrote connected Twitter.
Greene said she witnessed immoderate inmates engaged successful continuing acquisition classes but besides saw others she described arsenic “truly suffering from long stays successful solitary confinement for ‘bad behavior.'”
The circuit concluded with the conception of the D.C. jailhouse strategy holding Jan. 6 defendants.
Greene said connected Steve Bannon’s “War Room” that it was hard to item what it was similar erstwhile she, colleagues, and unit members entered the section.
“It was similar they were prisoners of war. They had mislaid hope. They felt forgotten. They said that immoderate of their household members thought they’re dead. They’re not dead. They’re there. And they are being treated horribly.” she said.
Greene is alleging the men were suffering from “virtually nary aesculapian care” and “very mediocre nutrient quality.”
Greene and her unit members were putting unneurotic a study astir what they saw.
“I americium committed to ending this governmental warfare and seeing that our justness strategy is ne'er utilized against Americans arsenic a governmental limb ever again. I americium besides opening a program for existent situation reform. Our federation is breached and our radical are divided. It’s clip to hole it,” she said.
The sojourn came aft Reps. Greene and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) were blocked from entering the facilities connected Wednesday. They past implored Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser to nonstop officials to fto them circuit the system.
The D.C. Department of Corrections referred remark to Bowser.
“Several members of Congress asked for a circuit of our DOC facilities and wherefore not fto them successful if we’re conducting a tour. I deliberation that would nonstop an wholly incorrect connection to accidental that there’s thing to fell astatine the DC Jail,” Bowser, a Democrat, told The Epoch Times successful an email.
“This is an important contented and we privation radical who person to beryllium successful the jailhouse to beryllium treated humanely, to person harmless conditions, to person entree to their lawyers, and to spell to trial. And if they’ve been sentenced to beryllium transferred, to beryllium transferred to wherever that condemnation volition beryllium served. So we clasp ourselves to a precise precocious modular arsenic well, and to the grade that the Marshals recovered deficiencies, I privation to beryllium precise wide that we volition woody with those deficiencies truthful that we person a harmless jailhouse until specified clip that the District is capable to physique a caller one,” she added.
U.S. Marshals conducted an unannounced sojourn to the jailhouse past month, the bureau announced this week. The sojourn uncovered mediocre conditions successful the information not holding Jan. 6 detainees, authorities said, prompting the transportation of hundreds of detainees to a installation successful different state.
A national judge, meanwhile, connected Wednesday ordered Christopher Worrell to beryllium released to location incarceration due to the fact that of mistreatment successful the D.C. jail. Worrell, of Florida, is accused of committing crimes connected Jan. 6.
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth, a Reagan nominee, had past period found Washington jailhouse officials successful contempt for resisting efforts to get to the bottommost of what happened to Worrell, whose recommended manus country was repeatedly enactment off.
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including authorities and tribunal cases. He started astatine The Epoch Times arsenic a New York City metro reporter.
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