Joshua Adam Schulte, whom is currently in Federal prison facing charges of unauthorized disclosure of classified information and other offenses relating to the theft of classified material from the Central Intelligence Agency, has just released a letter from prison accusing the New York State prison system of un-Constitutional behavior and inhumane living conditions. Among the allegations, Shulte accuses the prison guards of regularly carrying out assault, says that prison cages are regularly sprayed with cold water, that he has been forced to endure freezing cold temperatures without blankets or adequate clothing, has been forced into solitary confinement without charge/explanation and denied the right to make contact or visit with his attorney.
Interestingly enough, approximately two days after his letter was drafted/released to the public, on October 31st 2018, the US Justice Department announced it would be adding two additional charges to Shulte’s case, charging him with “additional violation of 18 U.S.C. § 793(e), based on his unlawful transmission and attempted transmission of classified national defense information from the MCC, and (ii) Count Eleven charges the defendant with a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 401(3), based on his contempt of the Protective Order. In light ofthe new charges, and for the additional reasons set forth in the Government’s ex parte, classified submission.”
According to the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, whilst incarcerated, Shulte was found to have been in possession of multiple cellphones, including one which was “significantly encrypted,” as well as 13 social media apps/accounts and an encrypted email account. Using these accounts, apps and tools, the FBI claims that Shulte “Clandestinly” contacted/colluded from prison with sources on the outside to further leak more classified information.
DOJ’s Motion for New Charges Can Be Found Here: https://www.scribd.com/document/392137940/Letter-Motion-for-New-Charges
Joshua Shulte’s Letter Leaked from Prison:nysd-1.17-cr-00548-67-0