Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene News Conference on January 6 Defendants

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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) held a news conference at the U.S. Capitol to protest the deplorable treatment of January 6 defendants at the D.C. jail on Tuesday. Greene released a report titled “Cruel and Unusual” detailing the treatment of pro-Trump insurrectionists in U.S. jails. She reported that January 6 detainees are denied basic medical care, bathrooms, and other essentials. Additionally, Greene cited that these inmates are receiving “critical race theory training” in order to have a public defender represent them.

“This report demonstrates that pre-trial inmates related to January 6 are treated more harshly than
any other inmates in the D.C. jail, even though they have yet to be convicted of any crime. While
Young Men Emerging (YME) and other convicted inmates are given access to flat screen TV’s,
moot court lessons, and educational iPads, January 6 detainees are denied basic medical care,
bathrooms, exercise, religious services, haircuts, and a nutritious diet,” Greene said.

The Marshals Service has already declared a portion of the facility unhospitable for more
than 400 inmates.

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