January 6 Ronnie Sandlin Sentenced to Five Years in Prison After Refusing to Cooperate with FBI: Claiming Inhumane Treatment and Raising Alertness About Torture of Prisoners of Correctional Officers | Gateway Experts | by Jim Hopt

Ronnie Sandlin was sentenced to 5 years and 3 months for his involvement on 6 January. He languished in solitary confinement for over a year in the DC Gulag and then was transferred to a prison called “gladiator school” because he attempted to stop corrections officers from beating up fellow Jan 6’ers who were in handcuffs.

Ronnie was charged with assaulting an officer for pushing him and trying to remove his helmet.

He was convicted of conspiracy to obstruct legal proceedings and assault, resistance, or obstruction of officers during the January 6, 2021, violation of the US Capitol. His actions and those of others disrupted the joint session of the US Congress held to confirm and count the electoral votes regarding the 2020 presidential election.

Ronnie Sandlin was one of the first people to be arrested after January 6th. He had been in prison for 2 ½ years and was denied bond even though he had no criminal history.

“A lot of people think I was denied bond because I spoke at my bail hearing about the officer who brutally assaulted Ryan Samsel, and they want me to be quiet,” Sandlin said.

Sandlin’s two defendants, Nathaniel Degrave and Josiah Colt cooperated against him to receive a lesser sentence. Sandlin refused to cooperate in the investigation and received a half-decade sentence.

“I was put in solitary confinement and told I was facing 28 years in prison. I honestly didn’t think I would make it out of prison alive due to constant threats of violence from corrections officers in DC. I ended up spending over a year in solitary confinement. I don’t think any human being should have to endure that type of torture.”

“I have never before seen video footage showing uniformed individuals calmly and deliberately dismantling and stacking barricades onto commercial pallet carts in the middle of a protest. It was a trap and unfortunately, I fell for the hook line and the sinker.”

Sandlin was ordered to pay $22,000 in damages even though he did not destroy any property. “I am now being told that if I do not pay a substantial amount of my restitution in the next 12 months, I will forfeit my good time credit, meaning I will have to serve another year and a half in prison. I’ve been out of work for 2 and a half years, and I don’t know where they expect me to get this money.”

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“Since I was imprisoned, I have been jumped on several times, I have witnessed stabbings, rapes, and corrections officers have brutally assaulted several other people on January 6th. I sat in solitary confinement for over a year, being told I saw 28 years in prison, my name had been dragged through the mud and my judges and prosecutors were clearly more interested in the optics of punishment than justice. I defended the American dream and now my life is a nightmare that never seems to end.”

Shortly after witnessing a brutal attack on a fellow inmate, 35-year-old Ronnie Sandlin is sent out of a D.C. prison so administrators can avoid being investigated for wrongdoing by a high-profile perpetrator.

This is just the latest example of a corrupt culture of cover-up in DC prisons that protects violent and criminal correctional officers at the expense of safety and even the survival of the convicts there.

“Any help I receive will be used to pay my compensation and rebuild my life, thank you, and God bless.”

If you’d like to contribute to a Sandlin fundraiser, please visit www.givesendgo.com/patriotronnie

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