Photo edit of Jacob Chansley, also known as the “QAnon Shaman." Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Popacta.
Photo edit of Jacob Chansley, also known as the “QAnon Shaman." Credit: Alexander J. Williams III/Popacta.

QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley Released Early from Prison to Halfway House

Jacob Chansley, known as the ‘QAnon Shaman,’ has been released from prison to a halfway house after serving just 27 months of his 41-month sentence for his role in the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Chansley pleaded guilty in September 2021 to civil disorder and violent entry to the Capitol, among other charges. While it is unclear what led to his early release, his attorney, Albert S. Watkins, praised the decision and stated that Chansley is “a gentle and intelligent young man.”

Federal Guidelines for Early Release

According to federal guidelines, prisoners can receive reduced sentences for good behavior. However, under these guidelines, Chansley would have served at least 35 months and 22 days of his sentence. Watkins declined to comment on what led to the early release, stating that it was a decision of the US Bureau of Prisons.

Tucker Carlson’s Footage and Exculpatory Evidence

Earlier this month, Tucker Carlson aired footage from the January 6 riot that showed Chansley being escorted by Capitol Police officers through the building, while other officers allowed him to pass. Carlson argued that the footage proved that the rioters were “sightseers” and “mostly peaceful.” Chansley’s former lawyer stated that he had not seen the footage and argued that it was “clearly exculpatory.”

Chansley’s Future

Chansley’s release to a halfway house will allow him to transition back into society gradually. His attorney expressed confidence that Chansley will lead a “law-abiding and enriching life” moving forward. Bureau of Prison records show that his release date is set for May 25.


  1. Subsequent to 1/6/21, the MSM showed clips of Mr. Chansley in his strange attire within the Capitol; but I thought, even then, that he seemed respectful and congenial…what’s the big deal?” But MSM labelled him a leader of the “insurrection” that wasn’t and a leader of QAnon. (Does QAnon exist?) God has answered my prayer that the injustice to this man is, at least, mitigated. How many more injustices to go?

    1. Since god answered your prayer, maybe you should pray to god to order his demonrat priests to stop loving his altar boys .

      1. praying you’re granted wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Needing to open eyes, hears, and heart to the truth. Judge not, so you’re not Judged. Democrat’s is not the party of JFK, anymore, read up and you’ll be rewarded.
        Good luck….

  2. Glad to see this fellow is getting out of jail….never should have been put there in the first place. This whole situation is a dem drama that got out of hand and should have been declared illegal. It is time to allow everyone who want to speak out to get their opportunity to speak…..the dems have hogged to limelight for far too long. They just keep repeating the same stuff and we never learn anything from their commentary. They are sure good at griping though. So….let’s move on from this dem drama and get on with our real lives!

  3. NONE of these people should have been in prison in the first place! The ONLY person who should be in jail is that cowardly cop who SHOT ASHLEY!

    1. When viewing the video with Ashley in it, she is flanked by SWAT police, so why was she shot and killed? What danger did she pose? The evidence requires an answer.

  4. Tucker Carlson pulled the pants down on the federal justice system and exposed it for the corruption it is. That’s what led to the early release of Jacob Chansley pure and simple, anybody with the brains of a gnat can see that.

  5. After “just 27 months”. You try spending over 2 years of your life as a political prisoner and tell me it is “just” 27 months. This country is run by tryants.

  6. What about the other “falsely accused” J6 “insurrectionists”? All the criminals on the J6 committee should be incarcerated. Ex-speaker, Pelosi, should be first, followed by all the others.

  7. “41-month sentence for his role in the storming of the Capitol”.
    How about rewording that to “his role in touring the Capitol”. Much more accurate.
    Glad he is out. He should not have spent one day in prison.

  8. Well, it’s about time ! He was “railroaded” just like most of the other J6 protesters are. It’s so obvious since Capitol police let them in and most just wandered around and took pictures. But others that caused trouble were not charged like RAY EPPS. Because it was ALL STAGED by our government to fit it’s narrative. Now that the video’s are out, we see what the truth is. Hope all those made to suffer can sue the government.

  9. Its totally disgusting that he had to serve even the 27 months. He did nothing but walk around and never should have been sent to prison at all. Yet the DOJ says they have another 1000 Americans in their sites who did even less. Its political persecution. Disgusting travesty of justice in what is now a 2 tier justice system. Republicans, get yourselves out to VOTE in 2024.

  10. He should never have been charged with anything..period. We, The People should never be refused entry to a government building since WE THE PEOPLE own those public buildings. It was evident he was not only peaceful; video even shows him outside trying to turn people back from entering while extolling a peaceful assembly. Of course the Dems refused to release any of this video because it would destroy their accusations.

  11. It’s about time ! I understand the role of Shamens in indian society . They were people whose purpose it was to communicate with the Gods and to cleanse places of evil spirits . And does the US Capitol ever need cleansing .

  12. Why not today!! what did he do besides dress outrageously, and entertain the capital police, we have the video that showed the defense..just saying

  13. My prayer has been answered ….Now for the others ,that haven’t even been charged with a crime .To be Treated as a Domestic Terrorist,beaten, Food witheld ,no visitors & no phone calls ,no showers & no medical.

  14. Mr.Chansley needs to sue the government, but it won’t do any good, because it’s broke, that’s why it keeps printing phony money.senile,old.puppet,fool joe wants to bankrupt America. Time to stop this pathetic,corrupt,nacistic,delusional,puppet from moving us into socialism, impeach with 25th amendment,he is mentally unfit to make life and death decisions.

  15. Of course the globalist puppet, demonrat criminal voter was released after the globalist puppet, fbi CRIMINAL organization gave him a tour around the captitol .

  16. Could there be a coincidence that just after some of the original omitted surveillance J6 tapes were rekeased.

  17. Let’s have an honest investigation of January 6th. Seems pretty obvious to me it was planned, orchestrated, and carried out by the Democrat Party leaders, and willing accomplices in the Deep state, fbi, cia, and never trumpers in the Republican Party. How disgusting that this has never been looked into! Seems glaringly obvious what really happened on that day, and who was really responsible!

  18. LISTEN UP….How about SOMEONE offer the VIKING SHAMAN a DECENT JOB when HE is a FREE MAN. HE would be GOOD at ACTING or MODELING. HE has NICE EYES and SMILE. From SamuraiQueen aka CHIAKIA. 😄😄😄😇😇😇😉😉😉

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