October 3, 1992 |
A Senate subcommittee chairman charged Friday that a federal prisoner was improperly placed in isolation on the eve of the 1988 presidential election to keep him from claiming that he sold marijuana to Dan Quayle in the 1970s. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of a Governmental Affairs subcommittee, said Brett Kimberlin, a convicted drug smuggler and bomber, was ordered into the "hole" by the director of the U.S.
July 6, 1990 |
The Bureau of Prisons denied that an inmate was held incommunicado four days before the 1988 presidential election to silence his allegation that he sold marijuana to Vice President Dan Quayle. The prisoner, held in a federal prison in El Reno, Okla., was placed in a special punishment cell on the orders of Bureau of Prisons Director J. Michael Quinlan. But a bureau spokesman said the convict--Brett Kimberlin--was ordered into special detention because of concerns about his safety.
July 4, 1990 |
Four days before the 1988 presidential election, Bureau of Prisons Director J. Michael Quinlan ordered a federal prisoner be placed in detention and barred from talking to reporters about allegations that the prisoner had once sold marijuana to now-Vice President Dan Quayle, according to a Bureau of Prisons lawyer's letter disclosed in federal court this week. In a letter to a lawyer representing convicted drug smuggler Brett C. Kimberlin, Bureau of Prisons regional counsel Carolyn A.