Dr. Simone Gold, medical freedom champion and foundress of the America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS), issued a short statement from federal prison where she is serving a 60-day jail term for a misdemeanor count of entering the “restricted” grounds of the Capitol building on January 6, 2021.
“I remain in this Miami prison, serving time for a bogus trespassing charge,” began the former emergency room doctor in an email statement to supporters.
Having her computer time limited to 15-minute sessions, Gold first expressed her gratitude for the countless letters of support she has received and for the prayers offered on her behalf by so many.
Gold went on to describe how the prison has used COVID-19 as an excuse to impose solitary confinement on all females entering the prison.
“All incoming female inmates are put into a punishment isolation cell under the guise of a ‘quarantine,’” she said. “They told me it wasn’t for punishment, but it was certainly a punishing and inhumane experience.”
“Another form of arbitrary punishment is moving me, along with other inmates, to new cells with no notice. A guard simply yells my name, and I’m expected to move at any moment. My staff knows that if I stop emailing or calling, it’s because they have moved me or possibly put me back into isolation,” Gold wrote.
The highly accomplished graduate of both Chicago Medical School and Stanford University Law School continued, stating, “I’ve noticed activity in the prison that makes me fearful for my own safety.”
On this point, she did not elaborate further, but assured her readers, “My spirits are high. I am more determined than ever to keep fighting for you and medical freedom.”
In addition to the 60-day prison sentence she received in June, Gold also faces 12 months of supervised release and $9,500 in fines, which CNN noted at the time is “the largest fine imposed to date among the almost 200 rioters who have been sentenced.”
Not aware that she was in a restricted area, like many January 6th defendants, Gold had peacefully entered the Capitol on January 6, where “she gave a speech at Statuary Hall on her opposition to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and government-imposed lockdowns,” according to MedPage.
Gold’s sentence is unusually severe for her misdemeanor charge. Most of those who merely entered the Capitol on January 6 without any disorderly conduct, who have already been charged, were sentenced with probation without any jail term.
On June 16, Gold was sentenced by Obama-appointed judge Christopher Cooper, who also happened to have current Attorney General Merrick Garland officiate his wedding in 1999. Furthermore, AFLDS reported on June 28 that Cooper had his romantic advances rebuffed by Gold during their time in law school, which according to the Code of Conduct for United States Judges, would require him to recuse himself from the case.
Full story at LifeSiteNews.