A federal judge returned the Washington, DC prison to the Department of Justice on Wednesday Justice for potential civil rights violations after prison failed to treat U.S. Capitol rioter in need of surgery. Director Wanda Patten and Director of Corrections Department Quincy Booth were also convicted of civil contempt for failing to turn over the medical records of the accused, Christopher Worrell. This is more than just an inept and bureaucratic shu ffling papers Said District Judge Royce Lamberth. I note that the civil rights ofdefendant were restricted. I'm not sure if it's because he's a Jan 6 defendant or not. Lamberth stated that 'he would refer the case to the Attorney General to see if the Corrections Department violates the civil rights of the January 6 defendants. In this image from the Department of Justice, Christopher Worrell is seen at the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021. Worrell was charged with six counts related to his conduct on January 6, when he allegedly walked with the extremist group Proud Boys to Capitol Hill. Worrell, who was wearing tactical gear and a radio headset, then allegedly used pepper spray to assault police officers. He pleaded not guilty. Read moreA number of Defendants against the Capitol riots complained thatThese are unsanitary or dangerous conditions in DC Prison. In previous hearings, some judges have said they are working with the prison to try to deal with such complaints and have expressed frustration as jailed defendants raise access issues. But Lamberth's contempt decision on Wednesday takes all complaints to a new level, with a federal judge implicating a Jan. 6 ruling accused in DC jail not receiving proper treatment. Worrell had a series medical problems in prison and access to health care has been a recurring battle in the courts. According to court records, Worrell needed surgery for a broken hand, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and at one point contracted Covid-19 in prison. A prison lawyer admitted the slow progress of Le trment of Worrell, which he attributed to a communication problem. But the documents were handed over before Wednesday's hearing, he said, and he insisted Worrell was receiving medical treatment for his cancer and pain management for his broken hand while in detention. .This story has been updated with additional details.