The political prisoners of January 6

Article CAIRCO note: 
The Biden regime is trying to intimidate YOU into passivity
Article author: 
Andrea Widburg
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
9 December 2021
Article category: 
National News
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Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.
- President Harry S. Truman

In 2020, BLM, Antifa, and opportunists rampaged through American cities, looting, burning, and assaulting and even murdering people. Leftists, including most major American corporations, contributed millions of dollars to various BLM funds, including funds to release those few who were arrested from prison. Most suffered minimal to no consequences. Meanwhile, nine months after the riot on January 6—which Tucker Carlson seems poised to expose once and for all as a false-flag operation—Americans who accepted the Capitol Police’s invitation to enter the Capitol are quite literally being tortured in prison.

The Conservative Treehouse has published a letter from Nathan DeGrave (originally in Brad Geyer’s Twitter thread relaying what DeGrave told him)....

DeGrave describes in some detail the following abuses:

  • For the first four months, 23-24 hours a day solitary confinement.
  • Arbitrary, capricious, and constant punishment for minor, random infractions.
  • Even in solitary, being required to wear masks constantly, with any deviation the subject of a disciplinary report
  • Confiscation of privileged, legal documents as well as chronic and significant interference with the attorney-client relationship. Note that this is one of American law’s most privileged relationships.
  • Medical neglect, including refusing treatment for Christopher Worrell, who has both cancer and a broken hand. (Finally, two weeks ago, federal judge Royce Lamberth filed contempt charges against the prison warden for this one.)
  • Health hazards include overflowing raw sewage, mold, and dirty water.
  • Malnutrition from inedible and marginal food.
  • Denial of access to personal hygiene.
  • Minimal visits, including preventing access to attorneys unless the latter are both vaccinated and tested. (This may explain why the January 6 defendants seem to have been getting such abysmal legal representation.)
  • Denial of access to religious services, classes, and activities, all of which are available to non-political prisoners. When Ryan Samsel attempted to organize a Bible study group, correctional officers (mostly leftists from Africa) beat him and left him for dead. He permanently lost vision in one eye and suffered brain damage.
  • As the only White Republicans in the jail, the men are subject to a constant barrage of racial abuse.


Please note, too, that the above is a summary. You need to read DeGrave’s letter in its entirety to appreciate fully just what the D.C. prison system is doing to the January 6 prisoners its care....


Jeremy Brown Sentenced to 7 Years and 3 Months in Prison for Refusing to Work as an Undercover Operative for FBI on January 6 and Then Later Releasing Audio of His Meeting with FBI, Gateway Pundit, 7 April 2023.

Another Scapegoat: Man Told By An Officer That He Could Enter the Capitol on January 6 Now Faces 20 Years in Prison, Geller Report, 27 March 2022.

January 6 Police Beating Victim Speaks: ‘I Could Have Died’, American Greatness, December 8, 2021.

Congressional Report Details ‘Inhumane’ Conditions of January 6 Inmates, American Greatness, December 7, 2021.

Audio: TGP Interviews Jan. 6 Political Prisoner, “Q-Shaman” Jacob Chansley – “I’m Not An Extremist. I’m Not An Insurrectionist. I’m Not A Domestic Terrorist”, Gateway Pundit, December 7, 2021:

I’m still in solitary. For the most part throughout the entirety of my time in incarceration, I have been in solitary confinement 22 hours a day, seven days a week....

Now, the fact of the matter is, I’m not an extremist. I’m not an insurrectionist. I’m not a domestic terrorist. I’m not Violent. I’m not an actor....

Jake served two years in the U.S. Navy and this is how his country has repaid him....

And what I mean is that through my pain, the system, as well as the American people, have seen the injustice and yes, it has hurt quite a lot it’s hurt me quite a lot....

But what I’m talking about is equal justice under the law. There is a different justice system for celebrities, for Democrats, for BLM and Antifa activists. You know, there’s there’s a different justice system under the George Soros funded da and there’s in many ways as a two tier justice system, and someone had to show the American people in a really obvious was that it was was corrupted in many ways. Now I’m just glad it was me and Kyle Rittenhouse....


Tucker Carlson interviews Joseph McBride, Attorney for several January 6 defendents, December 5, 2021. Interview starts at 13:00:


The Injustices Facing J6 Protesters Are Warnings to You - You are the threat to the America the Left wants, by Dan Gelernter, November 2, 2021:

... DeGrave is a January 6 protester who has spent the last nine months in a special prison block at the D.C. Department of Corrections. He has not had a trial. He has not been convicted of the crimes with which he is charged. He is there for the purpose of keeping the rest of us at home. He is there as a reminder that, while the government may not care about violent crime on our streets, there is no limit to their brutality when their own power is threatened....

The January 6 protesters were not, by themselves, a threat to that power. But inasmuch as they represent you and me and hundreds of millions of Americans who love their country, the government has taken it upon themselves utterly to destroy them—their lives, livelihoods, and health—as a warning to the rest of us.

If you have not read DeGrave’s letter, you must. But these are the relevant points: Prisoners are subjected to a starvation diet under which DeGrave has lost 15 pounds and now fears he would be unrecognizable to his family. Sanitation is poor; mold and filth are everywhere. Raw sewage has overflowed the cellblock. Chronic sickness is pervasive. Medical conditions requiring breathing machines and medication are left untreated, while prisoners are forced to wear masks at all times (for their health!) or risk loss of privileges and physical abuse....

Because you are the threat to the America they want.

American Gulag - 631 people arrested. Zero people charged with insurrection.

Tucker Carlson discusses the January 6 political prisoners, November 3, 2021 (starting at 20:00)


Powerful Story From January 6th Political Prisoner Retired Navy Lieutenant Commander Thomas Caldwell About His Time In Solitary Confinement

"It was hell."

"In the middle of the night or the middle of the day you could hear screams."

— The Columbia Bugle (@ColumbiaBugle) November 5, 2021

The January 6 Insurrection Hoax


Patriot Purge three part series by Tucker Carlson:




Why the Left Can't Let Go of Jan. 6

New Video: Police Let Peaceful Protesters Into Capitol On Jan 6 Without Incident

Jan. 6 Political Prisoner Chris Worrell Denied Access to Cancer Drugs for 166 Days (video)

Shut Down the January 6 Gulag

Biden FBI Joins Pelosi In Blocking GOP From Investigating January 6, The Federalist, October 27, 2021.

Federal Judge orders January 6 political prisoner set free after ‘deplorable’ conditions found at DC jail, Geller Report, November 8, 2021.

A Letter from the DC Gulag, by Andrew Anglin, Unz Review, November 4, 2021:

The following letter from 1/6 protester and political prisoner Nathaniel DeGrave, a podcaster who entered the Capitol, was published last week. In it, DeGrave outlines the conditions of the jail, describing inhumane conditions which amount to torture.

You should read the whole thing.

Dear Fellow Americans –

I never thought I’d write a letter like this, but we’re living in very different times. This is my cry for help.

My name is Nathan DeGrave, and as a non violent participant at the Jan 6th rally, I’ve spent the last 9 months detained as a political prisoner in pod C2B at the DC DOC…otherwise known as DC’s Gitmo.

The conditions here for Jan 6ers have been inhumane. In fact, some inmates are even begging to be transferred to GUANTANAMO BAY, where even THEY have more acceptable standards.

Class action LAWSUITS are being filed against this prison; and even the ACLU has gotten involved. Senators Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene have since attempted to gain access to this facility and inspect the conditions of the jail, only to be denied.

The vile filth of what has become our daily life is being illegally HIDDEN from the members of OUR OWN CONGRESS.

So…let me tell you about what me and many of the other Jan 6ers have been experiencing in DC’s Gitmo. It is my hope that with MEDIA EXPOSURE and the awareness of the American public, that SOMETHING may be done and this never happens to anyone ever again.


For the first 120 days in DC’s Gitmo, Jan 6ers experienced DAILY LOCKDOWNS for 23-24 HOURS before being allowed to leave our small 120 sq. ft cell. The PHYSICAL and MENTAL ANGUISH that results from this kind of SEVERE ISOLATION has caused many people to go on a RAPID mental decline.

As a result, a large percentage of us are HEAVILY MEDICATED with anti-anxiety and anti-depressant drugs, which helps to cope with the psychological and mental ABUSE we endure.

Many times, the little rec we DO receive is STRIPPED AWAY if our cell isn’t up to the standards of the guard on duty. This changes from day to day. Jan 6ers have lost rec time and out of cell activity ANY TIME news interviews about the jail are aired on TV, people speak up about our conditions, or rallies are held in our name. We’ll probably have a lockdown upon the publishing of this letter. So I have already warned those I know in advance..

Masks are WEAPONIZED and used against us, even though we NEVER leave the facility. Officers have walked in with the SOLE INTENTION of needing to write 20-30 disciplinary reports against Jan 6ers, which adversely effects our chances of release and causes loss of privileges, phone time and commissary. Masks need to be covering both the nose and mouth AT ALL TIMES or we are threatened and locked down in our cells. Jan 6ers are always respectful to the employees around us, but C.Os maintain the need to invent reasons for discipline.

PRIVILEGED LEGAL DOCUMENTS have been CONFISCATED and gone missing from various cells, and HIGHLY SENSITIVE discovery (video evidence under attorney/client privilege) is watched by employees during our legal calls.

Jordan Mink, for example, had all discovery TAKEN by ERT officers on August 23rd despite the objection of his attorney. They handcuffed him, searched his room, and then proceeded to take all video evidence in his possession. Additionally, legal visits take 2-3 WEEKS or more to be scheduled, leaving little time to discuss our defense and prepare for trial.

The EXTREME medical neglect in this facility has caused a variety of adverse illnesses and disease. Some show signs of scurvy. And some even have Covid like symptoms, but medical personnel have refused to treat it.

Christopher Worrell, for example, is an inmate with Cancer, who also broke his hand in prison and requires surgery. Both have been completely ignored. Federal judge Royce Lamberth got to the point where on October 12th, he filed contempt of court charges against the warden of the DC DOC, claiming that Worrell’s civil rights have been violated, and demanding the U.S attorney general inquire further about his and other possible violations.

Another inmate, Peter Stager, WAITED FOUR MONTHS to receive his CPAP breathing machine, and has needed an MRI since spring, which has also been ignored by staff.

The harsh, unlivable conditions of our unit has caused health hazards that defy Department of Health regulations. And on at least five occasions, RAW SEWAGE has overflowed our unit, causing human fecal matter to flood the floors and rooms. That’s also in addition to the MOLD on cell walls, as well as the rusty pipes, and DIRTY WATER that flows from these sinks. White rags TURN BROWN when exposed to the water from our faucets.

We are undergoing SEVERE NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES and STARVATION. For breakfast this morning, I received a tray of flavorless paste, two slices of bread, and a slice of bologna. Lunches usually consist of rice and beans, but we’ll get cold chicken/beef patties if we are lucky. For dinner, we are sometimes fed a diet of cheese sandwiches, and bologna and cheese 4 to 5 times per week.

Without commissary, people like myself are FORCED TO STARVE. I suffer from HEADACHES and NAUSEA on an almost REGULAR BASIS from the malnutrition and constant hunger I am subjected to. I have lost ALMOST 15 POUNDS since I’ve been detained.

Our rights to personal hygiene are also totally neglected. Razors are PROHIBITED, and inmates are forced to either go unshaved, and grow long beards, or use a razor free cream that BURNS and IRRITATES the skin. But many other jails have allowed the use of razors without incident. Haircuts are also PROHIBITED from unvaccinated inmates. For me, it’s been nearly 9 months. I look VIRTUALLY UNRECOGNIZABLE in the condition I’m in. I fear even my family would not recognize me.

Contact with the outside world, from legal visits to seeing loved ones is HIGHLY RESTRICTED. After in-person visits, legal or otherwise, we are forced to undergo humiliating STRIP SEARCHES, despite ALL visitors being thoroughly checked for contraband. If it’s a legal visit, we are placed in a 14 day quarantine, with no out of cell time; EVEN IF your attorney is VACCINATED and tests NEGATIVE for Covid. Visits with friends or family members, for unvaccinated inmates, are NEVER ALLOWED.

As a result, many people have skipped critical meetings with their council, and NEVER get an opportunity to see friends or family. VIDEO VISITATION, while available to the rest of the jail, is RESTRICTED in the Jan 6 pod. Mail is delayed for MONTHS, and phone calls are limited to a MAXIMUM of pre approved 12 numbers. If there’s anyone else in our extended family or otherwise we’d like to call, we’re pretty much out of luck.

RELIGIOUS SERVICES, protected by the 1st amendment, are NOT provided to Jan 6ers. Neither are in person classes or other activities available to the rest of the jail. An inmate named Ryan Samsel, instead attempted to organize his own bible study inside the pod, until he was viciously BEATEN and LEFT FOR DEAD by correctional officers. He suffered a broken eye socket and brain damage as a result of the vicious attack. He’s now permanently blind in one eye. On another occasion, Scott Fairlamb was confronted by an officer in the middle of the night, and his life was threatened, once the officer’s body cam was disabled. Many, like myself, are afraid they could be the next victim.

And last but not least, we experience racism from many guards on a daily basis, being the ONLY WHITE REPUBLICANS in the entire jail. The false narrative is has been passed around the jail and to corrections officers that we are “white supremacists” (we are NOT). The inmate population is predominantly black, so we are at risk being here because of this false narrative. The guards are mostly liberal migrants from Africa who have been conditioned to hate us, and hate America. Jan 6ers have been mocked, beaten and ridiculed by guards for singing the National Anthem. The Corrections Officers despise our politics and the love we have for this country. At one point, an officer even yelled “FUCK AMERICA!”, and threatened to lock us down FOR A WEEK if we attempted to sing the National Anthem again.


Finally, I feel like I should touch briefly on the government and prosecutor’s portrayal of who I am as a person.

No, I am not a terrorist, extremist or any of the other names I’ve been called by the government. More than anything, I am a red blooded patriot and I love this country more than anything.

I am being unfairly prosecuted and definitely overcharged. I never assaulted anyone, destroyed property, or stolen anything. I walked through wide open doors to enter the Capitol, along with my camera crew hoping to get the rally on video. I was never even armed at any point inside the Capitol.

Our goal was to make a documentary, and get likes and shares on social media. Yes I wore a costume (that the prosecutor refers to as paramilitary gear and body armor) but it was for the movie and was nothing of the sort.

And yet, 9 months later here I sit, with 10 years worth of charges and no hope for a future. The surveillance footage shows absolutely no signs of assault, and despite attempts by media companies to get it released to the public, the government has denied it.

I think that’s because they are fully aware that this footage is questionable at worst, and exonerates me at best. Please don’t be fooled by the media. I am a loving and peaceful person with no history of violence.

This weaponized DOJ and their blatant resentment of my respect for President Donald Trump is putting me in a situation that makes me feel helpless in my current situation.


Despite me and other Jan 6ers experiencing these unthinkable conditions, all of us remain POSITIVE and HOPEFUL that, in the end, JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL. We maintain a LOVE for this country and the Constitution like no other. The only thing keeping us going is our undying patriotism, the camaraderie between one another and our faith in God.

Please…SHARE THIS LETTER with EVERYONE you know: friends and family, senators, representatives, political organizers, civil rights groups and media outlets.

The truth HAS to get out. And the jail MUST PAY for what they are doing to this country’s citizens.

As a result of this unlawful detainment the last 9 months, I have lost everything. The successful business I spent 13 years of my life working on, my apartment in Las Vegas, social media accounts with a lifetime of memories…you name it.

The government has essentially CANCELLED ME. Not only that, but following the arrest, my best friend of 12 years robbed my apartment, stole my cat, and hacked my personal Instagram with 100,000+ followers.

Since then, I often go between feelings of hopefulness and moments of depression. I wonder if I can ever recover from this, but I have to remind myself to never give up.

There are major medical complications I now struggle with as a result of the jail’s neglect of my health since being here.

If there is any way I hope to recover, my only hope are the ones who are reading this. I was on top of the world once upon a time, and that life seems now only like a distant memory.

If there’s anything you can do to help, I would appreciate anything at all. Inmates here are being extorted with lack of nutrition, forcing me to spend most of what’s left on commissary which I can no longer afford.

I need desperate help with my legal expenses and just help staying alive in here with commissary and all the expenses I still have on the outside as my livelihood and life has been stripped away from me. Thank you for any her you can afford, even if it is a few dollars it goes a long way in here.

Sincerely and with love,

Nathaniel DeGrave

Brad Geyer / Nathan DeGrave letter on twitter, October 29, 2021.

Jacob Chansley, the “QAnon Shaman,” Sentenced to 41 Months in Jail, American Greatness, November 17, 2021:

Chansley, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, a felony applied to at least 220 Capitol protester cases. The post-Enron law was not intended to be used against  political protesters; this is the first time the U.S. Department of Justice has charged political protesters with the felony count, which is publishable by up to 20 years in prison.

Chansley turned himself in to law enforcement on January 11; he since has spent 317 days in jail, nearly all in solitary confinement....

Joe Biden’s Justice Department accused Chansley—who committed no violent act and has no criminal record—of being a domestic terrorist and recommended a harsh jail sentence to “deter” future domestic terrorists....

New 1/6 footage shows Capitol Police kicking young woman to death, Big League Politics, November 22, 2021.

A New Video from January 6th Shows Capitol Police Tackling and Beating a Trump Protester Senseless, Gateway Pundit, November 27, 2021.

Select Committee Covering Up Police Brutality on January 6, American Greatness, November 22, 2021.

Babbitt Tried to Stop Attack on Capitol Speaker’s Lobby, Video Shows - Video shows female Trump supporter's desperate pleas to prevent rioters from breaking windows: "Stop! No! Don’t! Wait!", Epoch Times, 17 January 2022.

What the Media Isn't Telling You About Jan. 6, by Rob Bluey, Daily Signal, 6 February, 2022.

No mercy for J6: DC jury slams peaceful defendant with 5 ‘guilty’ verdicts, OAN, 28 Deptember 2022.

Book: January 6: How Democrats Used the Capitol Protest to Launch a War on Terror Against the Political Right, by Julie Kelly.

J6er Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Attending Rally, Entering US Capitol, and Screaming at Cop – And Because He Dressed as Hitler Once for Halloween, Gateway Pundit, 22 September 2022.

Judge Orders Release of Jan. 6 Defendant After 20 Months in Pretrial Detention, Epoch Times, 11 November 2022.

Oath Keepers Verdict: A Dangerous Escalation in Criminalizing Dissent, American Greatness, 1 December 2022.

Secret Info Leaks From J6 Prisoner, They Are Being Ziptied, Sexually Assaulted In The Middle Of Night, Geller Report, 4 December 2022.

The Parliamentary Motive Behind the J6 Fedsurrection, by Sundance, The Last Refuge, 12 March 2023:

This was a coup... it was a very organized and carefully planned coup. VP Pence without a doubt as well as most members of the house were quite aware of how the certification was going to be MANAGED. It would require new rules to prevent the debate clause from occurring! New rules that ONLY AN EMERGENCY CRISIS COULD CREATE! So, they created an emergency...

Infowars Reporter Sentenced For Simply Filming January 6th Protests After FBI Discovered He Was In Possession of Video Showing Murder Of Ashli Babbitt, Gateway Pundit, 9 April 2023.


Arkansas Man Who Put Feet on Desk in House Speaker Pelosi’s Office Gets 4.5 Years in Prison, Epoch Times, 25 March 2023.

Obama Judge Sentences Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes to 18 Years in Prison in J6 'Sedition' Case, Information Liberation, 25 May 2023: Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes, who came unarmed to DC and didn't even enter the Capitol Building on January 6th, was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Thursday for "seditious conspiracy" by Obama-appointed US district judge Amit Mehta.

After Months of Silence Oath Keepers Founder Stewart Rhodes Calls Gateway Pundit – Tells Us the Biden Regime Is Now Sending Prominent J6 Prisoners to Mental Institutions to Keep Them from Talking Like in the Old Soviet Union (AUDIO), Gateway Pundit, 21 December 2023.

J6 hostage Ryan Samsel reveals exactly how the FBI tortures him for refusing to flip on Trump and thanks J6 hostage zachary Rehl for saving his life, Gateway Pundit, 1 January 2024.

Proud Boys Leader Jailed for 17 years Over U.S. Capitol Attack, Breitbart, 31 August 2023.

Proud Boys’ Enrique Tarrio Receives Record 22-Year Prison Sentence for Capitol Riots -Tarrio was not in Washington for Jan. 6 protest-turned-riot, Breitbart, 6 September 2023.


17 years vs Epps free as a bird

Video: Hidden from Public: Q Shaman Stands Outside Doors of US Capitol and Tells Everyone to Go Home – Reads Trump Tweet to Stay Peaceful and Go Home #Insurrection, Gateway Pundit, 30 December 2023.

Ray Epps Gets Probation, No Jail Time, for Role in January 6 Riot, Breitbart, 10 January 2024.

J6 Committee Admits Its Show Trials Were An Election-Year Publicity Stunt, The Federalist, 1 February 2024.

Some Jan. 6 sentences were improperly lengthened, appeals court rules, Politico, 1 March 2024.

Biden regime just proved once and for all that the US government is the most corrupt organization in the world, and it’s not even close, Revolver, 5 April 2024.


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When government fears the people, there is liberty. When people fear the government, there is tyranny.