Open letter to Merrick Garland, US Attorney General: one of your prisoners describes his life in DC Gitmo; the world is reading his letter; how long will you ignore it?


    by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News:


    The prisoner’s name is Nathaniel DeGrave. He was arrested in connection with the January 6th, 2021, “Capitol breach.” The date of his arrest was January 28, 2021.

    He has pled not guilty to all charges. It’s important to note that the description your Office gives of his case lists no date for his trial. So DeGrave has been in jail for NINE MONTHS, so far, without a trial.

    Here, first, is your Office’s description of his status. Then I’ll publish DeGrave’s letter, written from jail. The letter has already been published elsewhere online, and people all over the world have read it. It details the conditions under which he is being held. Not in a remote foreign country; in America.

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    If you don’t believe his letter merits an immediate intercession on your part, and a speedy investigation, then what are you there for? You’re the head of the US Department of JUSTICE.

    The last time I looked, the legal framework of America still contained a (fading) phrase: innocent until proven guilty. Do you believe in that concept? Does it strike you as real and legitimate? Or would you say it’s just a fantasy for fools?

    DEGRAVE, Nathaniel J. (aka, Nathan DeGrave)
    Case Number:
    Assaulting, Resisting, or Impeding Certain Officers; Civil Disorder; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building or Grounds; Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Impeding Passage Through the Capitol Grounds or Buildings; Act of Physical Violence in the Capitol Grounds or Buildings; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building
    Location of Arrest:
    NEVADA, Las Vegas
    Case Status:
    Arrested 1/28/21. Indicted 2/5/21.
    Arraigned 3/16/21 and pleaded not guilty to all counts.
    Detention hearings held on 3/25/21 and 4/26/21.
    Superseding indictment issued 9/15. Arraigned 9/27 and pleaded not guilty to all counts.
    Defendant remains committed. Status conference at for 10/21 at 12:30 pm.
    Case Documents:
    DeGrave, Nathan – Complaint & Statement of Facts
    Degrave – Indictment
    Sandlin-DeGrave Superseding Indictment

    And now, here is Nathaniel DeGrave’s letter, written from jail:

    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 [sic] 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.

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