Big Brother is Watching You. That infamous line from George Orwell’s 1984 rings in my ears every time I read about the political prisoners being held in the DC gulag. And no wonder. If you have read the book, you can remember when Winston Smith was arrested by the thought police. He is taken to a building where he is tortured day in and day out until he complies with Big Brother. He is served infrequent meals and the food he does get is rancid.
He is not released until he has been “rehabilitated.” Is that what the J6 prisoners have in store for them? The more they tell us about what they have been put through I have to wonder if the wardens are fro Third World countries.
Today, we shall hear from political prisoner Jon Mellis, who has been in custody for almost two years and he has not even had a bail hearing. At one time there were over 400 political prisoners until a US Marshals Service conducted an inspection of the DC jail and Patriot Pod and found it to be inhumane. Guards would withhold food from the prisoners as punishment. The waste and excretions are totally unsanitary and the final report found the jail to be below Third World status. As a result, 400 prisoners were removed from the gulag and sent to federal prisons.
But, still many political prisoners remain in custody in the prison that the United Marshals Service called “do not meet the minimum standards of confinement as prescribed by the Federal Performance-Based Detention Standards.”
From The Gateway Pundit
Here is Jon Mellis in his own words:
My name is Jon Mellis. I am a January 6 detainee inside the DC Gulag. I have been incarcerated for almost 2 years. The treatment I have endured since my arrest has shaken my faith in humanity. I thought I was in a country where citizens were deemed innocent until proven guilty. I thought I was in a country with due process and equal application of the law, regardless of political affiliation. I thought I was in a country where citizens are afforded dignity and treated humanely.
I was arrested on February 16, 2021 as if I were an Al Qaeda terrorist. Dozens of heavily armed FBI agents and an armored vehicle executed a predawn raid on my parents house as I was visiting. Since then I have been denied visitation or video visitation. I have not seen my family’s faces in almost 2 years. My father, Gennaro Mellis, died a few months after my arrest. I was denied bond back then and still today. My father was a decorated Vietnam War hero. He was a retired US Army Major, and also retired from the Navy. The last time I ever saw my father I was in handcuffs in front of his house surrounded by dozens of militarized FBI agents. My father was my best friend. My father knew my character and stood by me until his death on May 17, 2021. Unfortunately my widowed mother is being forced by circumstance to sell the home our family grew up in. It looks like I will never get to see the inside of the home my father raised me in.
The DC Gulag is a special kind of hell. We J6ers have been housed in our own unit together called the Patriot Pod. For nearly a year of my incarceration I have been subjected to solitary confinement. This means 23 hours or 22 hours every day in my cell. I got 1 or 2 hours a day outside of my cell to shower and make a phone call. We J6ers have had to deal with racist, hateful, and abusive correctional officers. There have been many instances where one or several of our brothers have been beaten, maced, or even sexually assaulted by our jailers. One of us was ziptied in the middle of the night in his cell and severely beaten. One of us was maced for not wearing his mask. One of us was sexually assaulted while he was strip searched on his way back from his lawyer. I was taken out of this pod randomly one day and placed in the hole, which is a worse version of solitary confinement with chains, for 35 days with no due process or explanation. I was lied to by supervisors and treated like an animal because I’m a Trump supporter. This has happened to many J6ers. Our entire pods food has even been poisoned with cleaning chemicals after court rulings against this jail because of how we are treated or when our complaints resulted in the US Marshalls inspecting this jail. This jail failed the inspection resulting in hundreds of Federal inmates being transferred out of here. This jail lost a lot of money because of this. Simply put, this jail hurts us and hates us.
The DC Gulag is a nasty building unfit for human habitation. It is infested with black mold, rats, and toilets that do not flush. The drinking water from the sinks is frequently brown and stinks like rotten eggs. We are not given proper cleaning chemicals and this is how we live. We rely on ourselves to keep our spirits up because we do not have access to visitation or even video visits. I have not seen my loved ones in almost 2 years. This alone has had a detrimental effect on my mental health. I feel isolated and alone. Deputy Warden Kathleen Landerkin made her feelings clear in her public Twitter and social media posts. She hates Trump supporters and believes we deserve to be treated worse than human beings. The grievance process in this jail is completely broken. We have no recourse for relief. I must tell you that given our current situation we J6ers still stand to sing the Star Spangled Banner every night at 9pm with our hands on our hearts. I love this great nation and I believe in the American people.
I feel terribly frustrated. The inaction from our elected representatives to our plight is very upsetting. We are up against the full weight of the DOJ and the mainstream media. I’m scared, depressed, and overwhelmed. My life is on the verge of being completely destroyed. I could really use some help. My lawyer alone will cost me an arm and a leg. I’m drowning and I don’t know where else to turn. I am so grateful for the American people who have already donated to my legal fund. But I am short of the amount I need to continue with my current legal team. I hope you can forgive me for reaching out for assistance. I am struggling. God bless Jim Hoft and the Gateway Pundit for helping me get my story out. And God bless you all for your love and support.
Strength and Honor,