Jacob Anthony Chansley

Chansley, a Native American faith healer, entered the Capitol building with an American flag, dressed in a bearskin headdress with his face painted red, white, and blue. In the news article above (5th video down) he leads a group of protesters in prayer. Video footage shows Chansley speaking over a bullhorn, reinforcing police instructions that they enter as long as they remain peaceful.

Please keep in mind that in the United States, every citizen charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


Civil Disorder; Obstruction of an Official Proceeding; Entering and Remaining in a Restricted Building; Disorderly and Disruptive Conduct in a Restricted Building; Violent Entry and Disorderly Conduct in a Capitol Building; Parading, Demonstrating, or Picketing in a Capitol Building

Case Status

Complaint filed 1/8/21. Indicted 1/11/21. Arraigned 1/29 and pleaded not guilty to all counts. Then plead guilty to count 2 (Obstruction of an official proceeding.) Sentencing memorandum due 11/10. Sentencing set for 11/17.

USA Attorney

Kimberly Paschall
Kimberly Louise Paschall US ATTORNEY's OFFICE 555 4th St, NW, Washington, DC 20530 202 252 2650, [email protected] LEAD ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED, Designation: US Assistant Attorney

Prison Name

Jake Chansley 24866509 Alexandria Detention Center 2001 Mill Road Alexandria, Virginia 22314 Jake has been in solitary confinement for at least 6 months and went one week without eating when he first arrived.

Information on Writing/Encouragement

*Prisoner mail is reviewed by guards. Please keep messages of encouragement to a general and/or religious nature. For example, do not mention the events of Jan. 6th or other current events under criminal investigation. He is not allowed to see the sunlight in solitary confinement. Pictures of nature would encourage him and other prisoners. If it can be done legally, a copy of a book printed from a copier (with no book cover) would give him something to read. https://www.freejake.org/help-jake/

Case Documents

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