Sen. Warren Speaks out on Treatment of Jan. 6 Capitol Breach Detainees in Isolation

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and another Senate Democrat have raised questions about the rights of participants in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach, saying that some are being held in solitary confinement—even before their trials are slated to begin. “Solitary confinement is a form of punishment that is cruel and psychologically damaging,” Warren said in an interview with Politico. “And we’re talking about people who haven’t been convicted of anything yet.” Warren was responding to questions about the 300 or so individuals who were charged in connection to the breach. Most of those who were charged have been released on bond while they await trial, but a few dozen have been deemed dangerous, high risk, or flight risks; those have been ordered held without bond. Officials in Washington have placed some of the detainees in 23-hours-per day isolation despite not having been convicted of a crime. Warren added in the interview …

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