Jacob Chansley, aka the “QAnon Shaman,” was spotted for the first time since his release from prison to a halfway house on Monday.
Chansley was sentenced to 41 months in prison in 2021 and was initially projected to be released this July.
He was photographed on Monday minus his horns and headdress but sported something likely to upset Democrats and liberals alike.
As reported by The Daily Mail, Chansley was snapped at a halfway house in Phoenix without his “QAnon Shaman” attire, standing on a balcony wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with one word: Freedom.
Chansley was transferred after serving 27 months of a 41-month sentence.
Videos of Chansley being shown around the Capitol by police sparked outrage against the severity of his sentence. However, his transfer does not appear to be connected to the revelations.
Chansley’s arrival surprised some inmates at the facility.
“What? He put on the horns? Holy s**t,” Ernesto Leyva, Chansley’s roommate, said when a reporter from the New York Post spoke to him through the gates of the facility.
“He’s quiet and [keeps] to himself,” Leyva said, adding that Chansley was “all right.”
Chansley had with him a coffee mug bearing the words “Stand for something or fall for anything” when he left the facility, according to the Post.
One of the women at the facility, Shywanna Grimes, said Chansley waves and says hello.
“We all have a background. We are all human. We all make mistakes. We are not perfect,” Grimes said.
Chansley will remain at the Phoenix location through May 25.
Chansley’s attorney, Albert Watkins, praised the news of his impending release next month.
“Mr. Chansley can now move forward with his life. For that I applaud the BOP,” Watkins said.
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