Do they serve organic food in federal prison? That’s what Jacob Chansley, a.k.a. the “QAnon Shaman”, probably wants to know after he was just sentenced to 41 months for his role in the deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol.
The Justice Department initially asked for Chansley, whose so-called religion prevents him from eating anything other than all-organic fruits and vegetables, to receive a harsher sentence of 51 months as a way setting an example to other January 6 rioters.
Judge Royce Lamberth, who has kept the shaman in jail since his arrest, despite his lawyer’s multiple attempts at getting him released, ultimately decided on the 3.5 year sentence plus $2,000 in restitution.
Chansley went viral when photos of him storming the Capitol building horned and shirtless went viral.
“He made himself the image of the riot, didn’t he?” Lamberth said to Chansley’s defense attorney, Albert Watkins, at today’s sentencing. “For good or bad, he made himself the very image of this whole event.”
Since then, Chansley has continued to make headlines, most notably when he went on a hunger strike in an attempt to obtain organic food while in custody and then again when he gave a jailhouse interview to “60 Minutes” without permission.
In September, his lawyer tried arguing that he shouldn’t be held responsible for his actions on January 6 because he truly thought of Donald Trump as his “first love” who ultimately betrayed him.
“He had a fondness for Trump that was not unlike the first love a man may have for a girl, or a girl for a man, or man for a man,” Watkins said. “The first love always, always maintains a tender and soft spot in the heart of the lover.”
Now that Chansley has been sentenced, other judges will likely look at his punishment as precedent for other Capitol riot cases. Chansley is one of the first felony defendants among more than 660 cases to receive a sentencing.
It is not yet known whether he will continue being given his all-organic diet in federal prison.
Here’s what people on Twitter are saying…
— Mister Race Bannon (@MrRaceBannon) November 17, 2021
41 months in prison for the QAnon Shaman.
Sorry about your organic dietary needs, bro.
— Angry Staffer (@Angry_Staffer) November 17, 2021
The QAnon Shaman is going to prison for quite a while.
— Max Burns (@themaxburns) November 17, 2021
No organic food for the QANON SHAMAN for 41 months.
— Albert K S Fong (@albertksfong1) November 17, 2021
"Is my gruel vegan?"
– QAnon Shaman, in prison. pic.twitter.com/tUfRPKR0Dj
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) November 17, 2021
Oh wow. That judge is NOT playing! 41 months in the slammer for that "Qanon Shaman" for his role in the January 6th attempt to overthrow the government. That's what the hell you get-You shoulda complied. Enjoy the non vegan foods in jail. You really thought that was ok? #Justice
— Claudia Jordan (@claudiajordan) November 17, 2021
Nobody gives a shit about the QAnon Shaman feelings. And taxpayers should not fund that insurrectionist's organic lifestyle in prison. Fuck him.
— ClockOutWars (@clockoutwars) November 17, 2021
#QAnonShaman sentenced to prison! And son they won’t care about your organic and vegan diet there! Oh-and you lose your right to vote and own a gun so the world just became a better place!
— Cody-Proud Progressive Liberal (@pokerbitch74) November 17, 2021
The QAnon Shaman, Jacob Chansley, sentenced to 41 months & will only be served “organic” pie! ? pic.twitter.com/wVBbpLKRb2
— Dion (@Noid68) November 17, 2021
QAnon Shaman has been sentenced to 41 months in prison. Bet they're not gonna let him take those fucking horns.
— Amy Lynn?? (@AmyAThatcher) November 17, 2021
“QAnon Shaman” Jacob Chansley speaks: "My humblest regards, your honor.”
Thanks him for the organic diet. Judge notes he took a lot of flack for that.
“God bless you for it."
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) November 17, 2021
Good morning and a happy day to everyone who thinks the QAnon shaman should eat the same food as the general population in prison??????
— Y'all hurry up?????? (@catfishyak) November 10, 2021
This is what it sounds like when buffalos cry https://t.co/dg8TfQvt9B
— ?DeathMetalViking? (@DeathMetalV) November 17, 2021
Graham Gremore is the Features Editor and a Staff Writer at Queerty. Follow him on Twitter @grahamgremore.