8.15.22 – Lifesite News

“Dr. Simone Gold says her ‘spirits are high’ as she endures solitary confinement for entering Capitol”
By Patrick Delaney


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(LifeSiteNews) — 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.

“Even the prison staff noted the volume of supportive mail. I am both humbled and strengthened. Thank you!” she wrote.

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.”

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.

AFLDS has noted, in fact, that in stark contrast to Gold, all but one of 210 protesters charged with felony rioting during the 2017 inauguration either had their charges dropped or were merely placed on probation, and the government had even paid the defendants $1.6 million for having detained them.

From the beginning, Gold was singled out by the FBI among the thousands who entered the Capitol on January 6, despite her totally peaceful conduct and her eventual misdemeanor charge.

FBI agents broke down her door in a SWAT team raid on January 18, and she was informed the next morning by a judge that she had been charged with trespassing.

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.

Dr. Gold originally came into national prominence leading a July 2020 “White Coat Summit” press conference on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court with around a dozen physician colleagues where she blasted the authoritarianism of the COVID-19 response.

Amid widespread suppression of information challenging the government narrative, the video elicited millions of hits on its first day, resulting in its aggressive suppression from Big Tech corporations.

Since then, tens of thousands of medical professionals have joined their voices to hers.

In October 2020, Drs. Martin Kulldorff of Harvard University, Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University, and Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University released the Great Barrington Declaration, which demonstrated the “grave injustice” of government lockdowns.

Since that time, this document has been endorsed by more than 63,000 medical practitioners and related health scientists.

In attempting to counter the “the disastrous COVID-19 public health policies” that resulted from corrupt government officials and medical authorities, a group of over 17,000 physicians and medical scientists formed the Global Covid Summit (GCS).

Led by Dr. Robert Malone, the GCS issued a declaration in May asserting “the [COVID] state of medical emergency must be lifted, scientific integrity restored, and crimes against humanity addressed.”

Dr. Gold’s letter concludes providing supporters with an address to send her a letter. “I’d love to hear from you!,” she writes. “Please include your email address so I can respond.”

Simone Gold Registration number 26132509
FDC Miami
Federal Detention Center
PO Box 019120
Miami, FL 33101