J6 Prisoner Jacob Chansley Released From Prison 14 Months Early; Moved to AZ Halfway House

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According to multiple outlets, Jacob Chansley, known as the “QAnon Shaman,” has been released 14 months early from his prison sentence and moved to a halfway house in Arizona.  Federal Bureau of Prisons’ recent changes in the First Step Act assessments qualified Chansley for early release.  Advocates for Chansley began to grow after the January 6 Capitol surveillance footage was released, including Elon Musk, who tweeted, “Free Jacob Chansley.”  The footage revealed Chansley being guided  by police through the Capitol which sharply contrasts the image of a violent and dangerous insurrectionist the media portrayed.