Suspect January 6 does not need to be moved from DC Jail: Marshals

The U.S. Marshals say suspects detained in the DC jail in connection with the January 6 Capitol uprising do not need to be removed, despite their complaints about the conditions.

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The prison holds both local and federal suspects awaiting trial. About 30 of the hundreds of Capitol riot suspects arrested in the wake of Jan. 6 are being held at the DC facility.

Marshal’s surprise inspection of the facility came shortly after a federal judge held the chief of guards and the director of correction in contempt of court over a Florida suspect who broke his hand in May and went months without surgery.

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Although the facility housing the suspects on January 6 was found to be adequate, it turned out that another facility did not live up to the minimum standards.

About 400 inmates from the second facility will be relocated to another detention center in Pennsylvania.

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Attorney General Merrick Garland had said during congressional testimony last month that Marshals conducted the inspection and the Justice Department “conducted a review” of the conditions in the jail.

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