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Jan. 6 ‘Shaman’ released from prison early as lawyer calls for sanctions on prosecutors over video


Prison officials said Jacob Chansley, 35, has been moved to a halfway house in Phoenix. The

move took place roughly three weeks after Speaker Kevin McCarthy released videos showing Chansley being escorted around the Capitol peacefully by police on Jan. 6, 2021. Chansley was sentenced to 41 months in prison after pleading guilty to civil disorder and violent entry to the Capitol. His attorney, Albert S. Watkins, said the early release was part of the Bureau of Prisons protocol. He did not cite the video.

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