The next stop on a “shamanistic” tour that began in the nation’s capital is supposedly the desert.
According to various sources, including those from the United Kingdom,. Jacob Chansley, perhaps better known as the “QAnon Shaman,” has been freed from jail 14 months early and will be relocated to a halfway home in Arizona, according to the Daily Mail and KTVK.
In fact, a brief examination of Chansley’s Federal Bureau of Prisons record reveals that the “shaman” is now incarcerated in a residential reentry management (RRM) field office in Phoenix.
According to the Daily Mail, this is really a “routine” occurrence, despite the fact that it looks to be a significant alteration from the original 41-month prison term imposed on Chansley in November 2021.
A spokesperson of the Federal Bureau of Prisons provided Scott MacFarlane, a reporter for CBS News, with the following breakdown:
Bureau of Prisons statement to @cbsnews (continued)
"..These additional time credits were calculated during the last scheduled application rollout in March 2023. therefore, these changes will allow inmates to earn the extra 5 days of time credit for every 30-day period.”
— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) March 30, 2023
“Recent changes have been made regarding First Step Act assessments such that the 28-day assessment will count as the first, and that an inmate will be able to earn 15 days after two assessments rather than three,” the statement read, before noting that Chansley had, apparently, qualified for “additional time credits.”
The statement adds: “These additional time credits were calculated during the last scheduled application rollout in March 2023. therefore, these changes will allow inmates to earn the extra 5 days of time credit for every 30-day period.”
Albert S. Watkins, Chansley’s attorney, praised the decision to relocate the “QAnon Shaman” to a halfway house in a statement to the Daily Mail.
“After serving eleven months in solitary prior to his sentence being imposed, and only 16 months of his sentence thereafter, 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,” Watkins said.
The attorney appeared unaware of the above-mentioned time credits and amendments to the First Step Act, as he told the Daily Mail that he had no clue why the Bureau of Prisons had released Chansley to a halfway house so quickly. Nonetheless, Watkins expressly supported the action:
“I applaud the decision of the U.S. Bureau of Prison[s] in this regard.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
Calls for some sort of make-good for Chansley have been growing after security camera footage of the Jan. 6 incident was released to the public. The new footage actually appears to show Chansley being guided through the Capitol when the incident first took place — a far cry from the hell-raising, destructive, violent and dangerous “QAnon Shaman” that had been presented to the American masses. CONTINUE READING…