‘QAnon Shaman’ Ends His Time in Custody, Released From Halfway House

Jacob Chansley, known as the “QAnon Shaman,” has been released from a halfway house after being involved in the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

According to his attorney, Albert Watkins, Chansley is now “appropriately free to continue in his peaceful quest to heal.”

Watkins further expressed his well-wishes, stating, “I sincerely wish Jake the absolute best as he moves forward with his life.”

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In November 2021, Chansley received a prison sentence of 41 months for his participation in the January 6 riot.

After approximately a year and a half, he was transferred to the halfway house.

His sentence was shortened due to his exemplary conduct while in prison.

By pleading guilty to a felony charge of obstruction of an official proceeding in September 2021, Chansley had five other charges against him dismissed.

His attorney emphasized Chansley’s positive attributes, describing him as remarkably intelligent, peace-loving, and a young man with a bright future.

The attorney added, “We can all learn a great deal from this young man.”

The moniker “QAnon Shaman” was given to Chansley due to his distinctive face paint and headdress worn during the January 6 protests.






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