In a shocking report, leaked photos have exposed the harrowing treatment of a January 6 prisoner, Ryan Samsel, who has been held without trial since 2021. The Gateway Pundit recently received exclusive images from Samsel’s prison cell at the FDC in Philadelphia, depicting conditions that are nothing short of disgusting.
The photos showcase a cell the size of a closet, illuminated constantly, with a thin blue mattress and no sheets, blankets, or clothing. Samsel was confined to this space for an uninterrupted five months, according to Gateway Pundit’s report.
He described the conditions:
“I was kept in … a hard cell. And in that particular cell about five, six months. I even told you what was happening is the judge was actually calling, trying to get in contact with me because I wasn’t in a named cell. They were missing me and they were saying I wasn’t showing up to court. They were saying I wasn’t showing up to medical. But they were pretty much keeping me in there… Like I said, it was cold, the light was on, there’s zero window. And that followed me from Virginia. When I was in Virginia, it was the same exact conditions.”
Samsel further detailed his experience in Virginia, where he was held at the Central Regional Virginia Jail (CVRJ). He was kept in what was referred to as a “booking hard cell,” which meant no phone, no commissary, and no clothing due to concerns of self-harm. The photos were obtained by The Gateway Pundit:
According to Samsel, he was under constant surveillance, with lights on 24/7, and locked in a cell with windows covered by a black mat, depriving him of any external view. He was not allowed books, letters, or photos, and the yellow bucket in his cell served as his toilet.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) commented on the conditions on X (formerly Twitter), saying, “This is proof of blatant human rights abuse and is wrong on every level. I’m currently looking at all means possible to stop the abuse. When will people finally wake up and start recognizing that political persecution should NOT happen in America??”
This is proof of blatant human rights abuse and is wrong on every level.
I’m currently looking at all means possible to stop the abuse.
When will people finally wake up and start recognizing that political persecution should NOT happen in America?? https://t.co/vj1oGrcU7z
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) August 17, 2023
Samsel believes that the government subjected him to this torture in an attempt to make him provide information on the Proud Boys. He claims to have been beaten multiple times and kept in isolation to prevent any form of communication.
Abuse is everywhere. And this is so awful.
— SCROOGE 🎩 (@scrooge_coin) August 17, 2023
— Roy Carlyle 2 (@RoyCarlyle2) August 17, 2023
Gitmo has better accommodations.
— Sean Gatton (@SeanGatton) August 17, 2023