Jeebus, in Christopher Worrell's case, DOJ brought about 6 bigwigs from DOJ and in the chain of command at DOC and in the medical establishment.

Judge Lamberth begins by expressing the difficulties cause by DOC cutting down on video hearing rooms on September 30.
Lamberth complains that he has had to cancel several video rooms that were already scheduled.

"It makes it virtually impossible to set things like this on short notice."
Lamberth now bitching about how a defendant got sent back bc his COVID test didn't come back in time (it was negative).

Worrell has waived his presence today.
Worrell's now claiming that if the jail can't fix Worrell's treatment over what it has been as he enters into surgery and chemo, it'll amount to cruel and unusual punishment.
Prosecutor William Dreher says Lamberth has the timing right.

That rare moment when a prosecutor and defense attorney are on the same side.
Dreher: USG does believe Worrell receiving treatment for his cancer.
Lamberth declares the warden to be in contempt.
Lamberth: It was clear to the court that they had given the back of the hand to the court.
Lamberth: It's more than just inept and bureaucratic shuffling of papers. I find civil rights of defendant have been abridged. I don't know whether it's bc he's a Jan 6 defendant or not, I will refer to AG, to see whether DOC is violating civil rights of Jan 6 defendants.
Boom.

That's it. Lamberth just referred the jail to DOJ for contempt and civil rights violations.
Note that Tim Kelly has called a hearing in Ryan Samsel's case for tomorrow (tho Samsel is in a different jail--actually at least his third).

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