Harrison Floyd, one of the 18 others indicted along with former President Donald Trumpwas released from the Fulton County, Georgia Jail on Wednesday.
Floyd, who was charged with violating Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, was the only one of the co-defendants to serve time at the Rice Street jail. He had no bond agreement before surrendering last Thursday.
Floyd spent six nights at the infamous facility, which is currently under investigation by the Justice Department over allegations of dire conditions and an increasing number of inmate deaths.
Floyd spoke about these conditions in an interview with Scripps News national political correspondent, Ava-Joy Burnett.
Floyd said, “The first morning I woke up to the sound of someone disturbing me.” “…there’s feces on the wall.”
Floyd, who faces three charges in a 41-count indictment, said prosecutors in Georgia gave him no guidance prior to his surrender.
“No one from the district attorney’s office has reached out to me. They called everyone around me, they called my in-laws, they called my probation officer; I only knew what everyone else in the world knew, namely that I had to be there by noon on Friday. No one has reached out to me to tell me anything else, anything different.
District Attorney Fannie Willis earlier this month filed 41 indictments against Floyd, former President Trump, former New York City mayor and Trump legal adviser Rudy Giuliani, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and more than a dozen other co-defendants. Count indictment announced.
The nearly 100-page criminal indictment describes an alleged weeks-long scheme to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results. It also describes a pressure campaign against Georgia elected officials such as Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger and election activists Ruby Freeman and Shay Moss.
Floyd told a judge and Scripps News he could not afford the thousands of dollars it would cost to retain a lawyer, but has since received what he described as a “fund”.
“Thanks to God’s grace and so many great supporters and people who supported me, a fund was started and I got some huge help I feel very comfortable and they pulled me out and I feel very blessed and grateful Yes,” Floyd said.
Asked if he thinks he should be getting financial support from former President Trump or one of Trump’s political action committees, Floyd said, “I’m my own man. And as I said, the President has other issues to deal with. I am not accusing him of anything. He is not the one who is doing this to me.”
All 19 co-defendants have until September 6, 2023, to enter pleas before Judge Scott McAfee in Fulton County Court.
Floyd did not elaborate further on the case when asked by Scripps News how he would pursue the case.