Jacob Chansley’s Jail Time Ends: “QAnon Shaman” Is Freed From Prison

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Jacob Chansley, also known as the “QAnon Shaman” for his part in the Capitol riot on January 6th 2021, has been released from prison after serving a 41-month sentence.

His lawyer, Bill Shipley, made his release known early Thursday morning when he tweeted: “For the record: Jake is out on schedule.”

In November 2020, Chansley had pleaded guilty to one felony related to his involvement in breaching the U.S. Capitol building and was sentenced to three years and five months.

According to Shipley, he had already inform Chansley of his expected release date 16 months ago: “I told him 16 months ago in our first conversation it would be Feb. or Mar. 2023,” he added. “BOP [Federal Bureau of Prisons] math. I didn’t do anything extraordinary–this was always the schedule, I just understood it and could explain it to him. He was expecting 12 more mos.”