QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley released from prison 14 months early, moved to halfway house
The “QAnon Shaman” — known for storming the US Capitol shirtless in a horned coyote-fur headdress — was released from prison 14 months early and moved to a halfway house, prison officials said Thursday.
Jacob Chansley, 35, who became the notorious poster boy of the Jan. 6 riot, had been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison but served only 27 months, according to the Bureau of Prison records.
“It is appropriate this gentle and intelligent young man be permitted to move forward with the next stage of what undoubtedly will be a law abiding and enriching life,” his lawyer Albert Watkins said in a statement to The Daily Mail.
“I applaud the decision of the US Bureau of Prison in this regard,” he said.
Chansley, of Pheonix, pleaded guilty to to civil disorder and violent entry to the Capitol in September 2021.
It was not immediately clear what led to Chansley’s early release, and Watkins declined to comment.
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