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Life on the 'Patriot Wing' with the Capitol Riot defendants

Sing along with Enrique Tarrio

It's always been clear that the January 6 rioters were living in a fantasy world, or at least a bad movie, and now we have more evidence of this from Insider.

There are currently about 40 Capitol riot defendants awaiting justice inside the Central Detention Facility in southeast Washington, DC, which has become known colloquially among the alleged patriots (and a few Republican lawmakers) as the Patriot Wing:

Some of the residents, including Enrique Tarrio, are tied to organized extremist groups like the Proud Boys and Three Percenters.

Many are accused of assaulting police officers or carrying weapons on Capitol grounds. Its residents have included Jacob Chansley, the "QAnon Shaman" who was sentenced to 41 months in prison this week; Kyle Fitzsimons, who was photographed wearing butcher's workwear at the Capitol; and Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, a US Army reservist who prosecutors said sported a Hitler mustache to work.

As the defendants await their trials together, they appear to have formed a tight-knit group, creating nightly rituals and organizing group activities.

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Life in the Patriot Wing includes a prayer group, craft contests, and a nightly singalong of the National Anthem. And then there's the fan mail that's pouring in from all over the country. Does this suggest that there might be some patriot prison marriages in the future?

Either way, it's good to know that these guys are making good use of their time. After all, Hitler wrote a whole book while he was incarcerated.

SOURCE: Insider