Judge calls for DoJ probe into treatment of Jan. 6 defendants at DC jail

Judge calls for DOJ probe into treatment of Jan. 6 defendants at D.C. Jail

By Emily Zantow – The Washington Times – Wednesday, October 13, 2021

A federal judge in the District on Wednesday called for the Justice Department to investigate whether staff at the D.C. Jail are violating the rights of inmates detained on charges in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, according to media reports.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth made the comments after ruling that D.C. Department of Corrections Director Quincy Booth and Warden Wanda Patten be held in contempt, NBC News reported.

The jail officials could reportedly face civil penalties for failing to follow court orders requiring them to provide medical records for defendant Chris Worrell, who says staff failed to properly address his broken hand after a doctor recommended he receive surgery in June.

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