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A veteran US Marine who criticized Biden’s chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan is being held on remand in a British nation in North Carolina.

Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller, 40, has been locked up in the cell at Camp Lejeune since Monday and will appear in court for the first time tomorrow.

He is being held in an area normally reserved for suspected murderers, a source close to the case said.

Scheller was three years into retirement when he posted a scathing video criticizing his superiors on August 26, the same day the 13 US troops were killed in Kabul.

He continued to post videos and rants on Facebook, calling for a “revolution” and announcing his plans to file criminal charges against Milley under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The brigade of camp Lejeune contains marines awaiting trial and people with a sentence of less than a year

Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller has been at the facility since Monday for ignoring his boss's orders

Lieutenant Colonel Stuart Scheller has been at the facility since Monday for ignoring his boss’s orders

He was jailed for ignoring orders to stop posting comments on social media, and is accused by the military of violating four laws, although he has not been formally charged.

Cathy Scheller, mother of the 40-year-old Marine, said she spoke to her son on a two-minute phone call Monday, when he told her to “tell his story to everyone.”

“He didn’t kill anyone. You go through our entire list of reasons why he should be in jail, but talking is not one of them,” she told Dailymail.com. “I’m going to get seditious here, but I wonder, is he a political prisoner?

‘I do not know. I never thought of political prisoners in the United States.”

It's not clear if the Marine is completely locked up in his cell, which includes a bed, sink and reading area

It’s not clear if the Marine is completely locked up in his cell, which includes a bed, sink and reading area

His mother, whose voice was hoarse from lack of sleep, said she is not sure when she will be able to speak to her son again.

She was told it could take 14 days.

“They said 14 days before you get visitors,” she said. ‘They are [attributing the reason to] covid. I said, “I don’t want to be sarcastic, but even for a phone call?” And she said, well, there is also a need to do the indoctrination on all the rules and everything before it’s not allowed.’

Built in 2012, the pre-trial holding offers numerous correctional programs, fitness training, and more

Built in 2012, the pre-trial holding offers numerous correctional programs, fitness training, and more

She said the family is experiencing a range of emotions while being kept in the dark about the case.

“We go from anger to anger to sad,” she said. “The only thing we’re not is calm.”

The Marines delivered a 640-page document to Scheller’s legal team today, although the content was not immediately available.

The regional brigade where Scheller is being held houses both inmates awaiting trial and those serving a prison sentence of a year or less.

A source close to the case says Scheller is being treated 'very well' and brigade staff have been 'respectful'

A source close to the case says Scheller is being treated ‘very well’ and brigade staff have been ‘respectful’

It's not clear if he's allowed to spend time outside, where there's a basketball court and gym equipment

It’s not clear if he’s allowed to spend time outside, where there’s a basketball court and gym equipment

Some employees have given Scheller some reading material, which is believed to include a copy of The Bible and a book on military history.

The brig allows visitors on Saturday, but when Scheller’s father tried to make an appointment, the voicemail was full.

His email has not yet been answered.

His father said he doubts Scheller will be released from jail during a court hearing on Thursday

Stuart Scheller Sr. said he does not believe his son will be released from prison after tomorrow’s court hearing.

“They want to shut up,” he told Dailymail.com.

“They are under fire from many, many people across the country and the world. And so it will be very easy for them, I’m sure, to rationalize in a 640 page document and justify keeping him locked up.”

The brig on the base brig at Camp Lejeune is not a pleasant place to be, said a man who once worked there.

“If you’ve murdered someone or molested a child, you generally spend most of your time in special quarters in a cell staring out the window,” Anthony Ricciardo said in a 2018 Reddit post.

“Lukewarm food is brought to you and every now and then a library cart comes for you to pick out a book to read.”

A Former Employee Says Some Inmates Are Getting 'Tepid' Meals in the North Carolina Brigade

A Former Employee Says Some Inmates Are Getting ‘Tepid’ Meals in the North Carolina Brigade

The remand facility was rebuilt in 2012, replacing a 44-year-old prison with the “latest and best features,” the Marines said as it celebrated its opening.

The Marines have touted the facility as a suite of correctional programs, fitness training, counseling, religious programming, and more.

It was not clear whether Scheller has access to any of those programs due to COVID-19 protocols, although a source close to the Dailymail.com case told him he was treated “very well”.

“The people at the brigade have been very respectful and very professional with him, and he has no complaints at all, except that he is in prison,” the source said. “The people there have been very friendly.”

Scheller hasn't spoken to his family since Monday, when he made a brief phone call asking them to make his story public

Scheller hasn’t spoken to his family since Monday, when he made a brief phone call asking them to make his story public

The Marines have some rules for visitors, prohibiting a married woman from visiting a prisoner if it is not her husband, or if she is not accompanied by her husband.

When a spouse is visiting, they are allowed a “short hug and kiss at the beginning and end of the visit” and can hold hands in plain sight of employees

Scheller ended up in jail after defying superiors who tried to silence his public criticism.

On Saturday, he posted a message he said he had received from commanders which read: “Effective immediately upon your receipt below, you are hereby ordered to refrain from posting any material in any form without exception, on social media. ‘

He then criticized several current and retired generals in the military service divisions in a lengthy diatribe, ending with, “Please have the MPs wait for me Monday at 8:00 AM.” I’m ready for jail.’

A military indictment charges Scheller with contempt for officials, willfully disobeying a superior officer, disobeying orders or regulations, and conduct that is unbecoming of an officer or gentleman.

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