An Alaska couple says the FBI raided their home with guns drawn at them this week in the search for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) laptop, which is apparently still missing after it was reported stolen following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. POLL: What scares you the most?
A smaller group of inmates may have it even worse: those awaiting trial for alleged crimes in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. They’ve been placed in “restrictive housing,” a maximum-security designation.
The plight of nearby inmates has received surprisingly little attention on Capitol Hill for the better part of a year, since the District of Columbia Department of Corrections issued its “medical stay-in-place” policies for COVID-19 mitigation.
The Jan. 6 defendants are being held in pretrial detention on charges ranging from knowingly entering or remaining in restricted grounds without authority to conspiracy, assault and obstruction of an official proceeding.
“Solitary confinement is a form of punishment that is cruel and psychologically damaging,” Warren told Politico a month later. The Massachusetts Democrat fears the Jan. 6 defendants are being singled out to “punish” them or “break them so that they will cooperate” with federal prosecutors.