Proud Boys leader denied early release from jail

Source: The Hill | November 23, 2021 | Sarakshi Rai

A judge has denied a request from the leader of the alt-right Proud Boys to be released from jail early, The Washington Post reported.

Henry “Enrique” Tarrio had asked a judge to place him on home confinement, citing inhumane conditions earlier this month. 

However, the judge ruled that poor living conditions in the jail are not a sufficient reason for Tarrio to be transferred to home confinement, according to the Post.

Tarrio is serving a five-month sentence for stealing and burning a Black Lives Matter banner from a D.C. church in December.

D.C. Superior Court Judge Jonathan H. Pittman wrote on Friday that he believed Tarrio’s allegations about his experience at the jail regarding unsanitary conditions and mistreatment.

Pittman also acknowledged that the D.C. Department of Corrections “admits that much of what the defendant has claimed did in fact occur.”

However, he added that Tarrio didn’t prove any “extraordinary and compelling reasons” for why he deserves early release when compared to the other inmates at the jail or that he’s vulnerable inside the correctional facility. 

At a Nov. 15 hearing, Tarrio asked that his sentence be reduced to 90 days or that he be allowed to finish it under house arrest. He has served half of his five-month sentence, the Post noted.


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