Many members of A Republican congressional delegation was invited to Saturday’s “Justice for J6” rally in Washington, D.C., to show support for the more than 570 people arrested so far in connection with the January 6 attack on the capital. Is. This gathering, named after a group. Look ahead to America., Attracted a few hundred people and a similar number of police patrolled the riot. With dozens of correspondents, at least two GOP congressional candidates, and zero Congress members, the event looks less than the outrage that has arisen before.
Conservatives have expressed new concern for inmates over the past nine months, as people have been jailed for involvement in the capital’s hurricane. Reports Inhumane Conditions and Treatment Written July 24 by right-wing Republican Matt Gates of Florida, Louis Gohmert of Texas, Marjorie Taylor Green of Georgia, and Paul Gosser of Arizona. Letter Attorney General Merck Garland requested a meeting on the treatment of capital riots at the Central Detention Facility in Washington, D.C., which raised concerns about the veracity of allegations of abuse and loneliness. Five days later, members. Pretended I Jail With the camera staff of the far right Outlets One America News Network and the Right Side Broadcasting Network. When prison officials turned their backs on him, deputies claimed he was “locked out.” Officials said they were obstructing access to the facility.
The incident brought a story. sign in From Green: Direct. BroadcastsHe asked Gohart what would have happened if he had been in jail, where. Circumstances Complaints have long been about “just to check the whole population?” – Especially on capital riots. (Gohart tried to fix it quickly.) Long before the Republicans took notice, Covid 19 signaled a 23-hour, one-day lockdown, and Charges Massive solitary confinement in a DC prison and just 15 miles away, the situation was even worse: at the Department of Corrections in nearby Prince George’s County, Maryland, conditions have been deteriorating for over a year, as well as 23 hours. With lockdown and solitary confinement.
Unlike DC Prison, which lifted its lockdown in late April, Prince George’s Prison continues. (A prison spokesman denies that its policies are locked down.) Noise for a large population is missing.
Prince George’s situation is so precariously uncertain that he signaled a class action. Trial Last year, the county settled Aug. 23 after paying more than 81 81,400 in taxes to private corporate litigation firm Maynard Cooper & Gail. Instead of the Monetary Award, the class – which named eight men but included everyone incarcerated during the Corona virus epidemic – requested that the County Department of Corrections be required to ensure the health and safety of inmates. Take the necessary steps to ensure.
The county agreed in August. Settlement Once a month, check for vulnerable groups, provide a hygiene kit for each person, follow guidelines from disease control and prevention centers for remedial services, and inspect an independent medical specialist for prisons. To allow The terms of the settlement will only apply for four months, extending to six if evidence of non-compliance is available. On September 9, the plaintiff sent. Notice The Department of Corrections lists areas in which it has identified non-compliance, including inadequate testing, lack of access to commissaries in medical isolation, lack of access to weekly laundry, and out-of-cell time. Contradictory receipts, and related additional concerns The spread of Covid 19: staff not wearing masks, improper screening of new entries, and overpopulation. On September 10, Court Watch PG, an advocacy group that monitors prison conditions, Announced That he was informed about the spread of another Covid 19 at the facility. The plaintiff requested a meeting with the county to discuss areas of non-compliance, but on Sept. 16, Maynard Cooper and Gail’s attorneys denied this in writing. the answer.
Prince George’s County Seen by some of Maryland’s majority-black counties. The highest rate Related cases and deaths from epilepsy in the state last year. RestrictionsThe county jail has been under lockdown for 17 months. For at least nine of them, the captive population far exceeds the low capacity the county achieved last July. (The prison usually has a capacity of 1,524. Under the pandemic epidemic protocol, its population was reduced to about one-third. County press release. The Department of Corrections denied that it had reduced capacity due to Covid 19). Even as the number of inmates at Prince George’s County Jail fluctuates, conditions at the facilities remain largely the same. About a year and a half after the plaintiff filed the lawsuit, the county has agreed to initiate changes – but lawyers say the terms of the settlement at least cover what the prison should do.
Since early April, detainees in Prince George’s County have been held in unconstitutional solitary confinement, allowed to leave their cells for one to two hours a day. In the class action suit, the plaintiffs claimed that the Reform Department violated the constitutional rights of detainees by placing them in unhealthy conditions, denying them medical care, and failing to provide access to basic hygiene equipment such as soap. Of A subset of the class also asked the department to consider releasing older people or people with basic conditions, which increases their risk of being caught or killed by Covid 19. In the suit, he wrote that the prison had refused to release those who had tested positive for Covid 19, instead placing them in “dirty solitary confinement cells, where the walls met with mucus and blood.” “Where they are barely monitored and given no real treatment.
The county has agreed to initiate changes – but lawyers say the terms of the settlement at least cover what the prison should do.
In court, Maynard Cooper and Gail lawyers represent the county, and lawyers from the Prince George’s County Office of Law presented a rosy picture of prison conditions. “There is no evidence that any of the named plaintiffs suffered actual damages,” county attorneys wrote last April. “Currently, the virus appears to be present and the plaintiffs have access to 24/7 medical personnel and are able to diagnose and treat them if they become infected. If necessary, they should be sent to the hospital free of charge. They are provided with cleanliness, the area is constantly wiped clean, and the charges against them are serious crimes against individuals. They will not be irreparably harmed. I, and necessarily more rigorous, mirror many people in the outside world.
Carmen Johnson, director of Court Watch PG, said the photo did not reflect reality. “That’s why the lawsuit was filed, because they acted like it was a joke,” Johnson said.
Department of Corrections spokesman Andrew Cefas told The Intercept that the prison was not locked down, that it ensured the availability of hygiene items, and that housing units rotated and rescheduled recreational schedules at the onset of epidemics. Time extended. While the Department of Corrections charges people ڈالر 4 without an emergency medical visit, Sefas said that even if someone doesn’t have money in their account, they still see medical staff.
“There will be minimal costs in complying with the release requests,” Sefas said. “No one will be released without a court order, at no cost to the reform department.” Covid 19 testing, extra soap, personal protective equipment, hand sanitizers and educational posters can be an additional expense in ensuring the safety of those in the facility. Quantity not specified. “
In Washington, D.C., meanwhile, some of the 37 people detained in connection with the January 6 attacks have been released.Limited accommodation“Apart from the general prison population, when asked if this is still the case,” said Kenna Blackmon, director of strategic communications at the DC Department of Corrections. Units may vary. “July 1. Analysis The Washington Post found that as of January 6, 13 percent of defendants had been pre-trial, while 75 percent of federal defendants had been tried nationwide. In the Prince George’s County Jail, the proportion of detainees in the trial is close to 96 percent.
Blackmon added that the prison no longer operates a 23-hour-a-day “medical stay”, but did not say how many hours people are allowed to leave their cells each day.
The outpouring of public attention to prison conditions, which emerged early in the epidemic, has largely been eliminated.
“The DC Department of Corrections is committed to treating our detainees with respect and dignity,” said Quincy Booth, director of the department. Booth added that all inmates are required to complete a 14-day quarantine, adding that people are provided with out-of-cell time, recreation and excursions, such as the restrictions on Covid 19 or their Imprisonment conditions The legislators who caused the capital riots in the jail were otherwise silenced. And it appears that he never pursued the cases he once commented on very regularly – a defendant legislator referred to in a July letter issued in April. was done.
Even as conservative groups and politicians turned their attention to the treatment of detained rioters on January 6, the public’s attention was diverted to the prison conditions that emerged early in the epidemic. In the absence of public scrutiny, detainees are still being held. Inhuman conditions Nationwide, and Cowed 19 cases. Keep going To spike. While Majority Prisoners are fully vaccinated – average rates are higher than the general population. Staff reform There are too many Less. At the Rickers Island prison complex in New York City, where cases of cowardly 19 are on the rise again, 11 people have died this year, including five who committed suicide. Of The latest person to die Isa Abdul Kareem, 41, lost his life on Sunday after spending just 32 days behind bars, 10 of them in a crowded intake pen where he was contracted to cove 19. (The official cause of death has not been announced.) The death toll is the highest in years.
Freedom of movement can sometimes mean the difference between life and death. Many cities forced the release of thousands of people from prisons and jails at the onset of the epidemic in order to free people from the crime of non-violence and reduce the use of cash bail, but Number of people Prisons and jails began to climb. Again Immediately after these initial releases, and beyond, there are many features available. Left behind The number of people they put at the height of the epidemic. Prince George’s Department of Reform is one of them.