WASHINGTON - Gun rights activist Adam Kokesh will remain in jail as he awaits trial.
The Washington Post reports Kokesh requested he be released from jail into a high-supervision program.
The judge cited his prior arrests and bond violation, in addition to weapons and illegal drugs found in his Herndon home in denying his request.
Kokesh has been in D.C. jail since July 25, after he posted a YouTube video of himself armed with a shotgun in Freedom Plaza on July 4th.
Kokesh has been tweeting from jail. The following was a status update on Aug. 23:
Now I know why the suicide rate in the DC jail is 7 times higher than the national average. [status update from jail]— Adam Kokesh (@adamkokesh) August 23, 2013
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