Imagine your morning going according to schedule. It’s 7am. Your daughter is logged into her online school. Suddenly, a 12-agent deep FBI team shows up at your door. They’ve roped off the entire block you live on.
This was a morning that left Jeremy Sorvisto shocked and speechless. He had nothing to say to the agents. Looking back, he says the word “extreme” came to mind when he realized this was for 4 non-violent misdemeanor charges that occurred while present at the Capitol on Jan. 6th. This was exactly 3 months after he attended his first-ever political rally. Sorvisto had never been to Washington, DC before this.
Hear Jeremy Explain What Happened after Attending The Rally.
Sorvisto walked through the building with his friend Karl Dresch, picking up trash. He recalls the environment was peaceful, but Capitol Police’s actions seemed questionable.
Hear Jeremy’s Eyewitness Account of Capitol Police Actions.
On January 3rd, Jeremy began serving his month-long federal prison term. As a father of two teenaged children and household provider, he devoted the days beforehand to making sure his family was taken care of. Dozens-if not hundreds-of fathers are in a similar position after their participation in the events of Jan. 6th.
“The main thing for me is where we live,” said Sorvisto, describing his home in Upper Michigan. “We get 300 inches of snow, so just trying to make sure we get someone to shovel the driveway.”
Hear How Jeremy Has Done His Best to Prepare for His Unforeseen Prison Sentence.
“I never thought there would actually be prison in my future,” he explains.
Four days before starting his sentence, Sorvisto stated he hadn’t received information on where he was going. Judge Amy Berman Jackson insisted he complete time in a federal facility instead of a local jail, even though this is geographically inconvenient. The closest federal prisons are in the southern part of the state, as well in nearby Wisconsin and Minnesota. District courts have the authority to prosecute misdemeanors in their own way.
You can help make sure Jeremy’s family is taken care of while he is in prison. Visit his GiveSendGo page here. https://www.givesendgo.com/Sorvisto
View the full transcript of this interview with Jeremy Sorvisto here.
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