After conducting about 300 interviews with prisoners and examining the jail’s physical plant, the Marshals Service concluded that the site where the Jan. 6 detainees are being housed — the CTF — is up to federal standards, the statement said.
Capitol riot suspects have complained about being the target of harassment and intimidation by jail guards and, in at least one case, a beating. Some say they’re viewed as white supremacists by the employees at the jail and have become targets for abuse as a result.
The riot suspects and their attorneys have also complained for months that the jail’s facilities are inadequate for video meetings with their clients and for the review of voluminous electronic evidence, like tens of thousands of hours of surveillance, body-worn camera and cellphone video related to the Jan. 6 violence at the Capitol.
"Their due process rights are being violated. And they have been mistreated and treated as political prisoners," Greene, R-Ga., told reporters after the tour, flanked by fellow Republicans on the committee, including Reps. Byron Donalds of Florida, Anna Paulina Luna of Florida and Mike Collins of Georgia.
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, who was also on hand for the tour, was seen exchanging a hug with Micki Witthoeft, the mother of Ashli Babbitt, a Jan. 6 rioter who was shot by police as she jumped through a broken window while members of Congress fled.
Rep. Robert Garcia (D-CA) said Marjorie Taylor Greene is lying about how insurrectionists are being treated, and "The worst part is seeing the inmates, the Republicans rushed to them like they were celebrities, talked to them, patting them on the back." pic.twitter.com/oRnsX1n0Zu— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 24, 2023