Steve Bannon Reports to Prison To Complete Sentence

Steve Bannon Reports to Prison To Complete Sentence

( – After two years fighting his federal jury conviction for failing to comply with Congressional subpoenas, resulting in an October 2022 sentence, Steve Bannon, ex-aide to former President Donald Trump, reported to a federal correctional facility in Danbury, Connecticut, to begin serving four months behind bars. Bannon spoke with reporters at a press conference before surrendering on July 1.

Before entering the facility in a black Cadillac Escalade, Bannon held a press conference alongside two other staunch Trump Make America Great Again (MAGA) allies, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik. “Victory or death,” the 70-year-old Bannon told the crowd, who held banners and rang cowbells during his livestream of the event. He claimed that the consequence of losing the next election would be the republic’s death.

Additionally, Bannon told onlookers he was proud “to stand up to tyranny,” alleging corruption on the part of Attorney General Merrick Garland and calling the Justice Department’s conduct “criminal.” Bannon said that if protecting the nation’s freedoms required him to go to prison to stand up to the likes of former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi or President Joe Biden, he was “proud to do it.” He said he had “no regrets” about his actions or decisions regarding the subpoenas.

When reporters asked Bannon what he expected from the next several months, he said, “A Trump victory.”

Located about 60 miles from Manhattan, the Danbury federal facility, where Bannon will serve his time, is a low-security prison primarily housing white-collar criminals. It’s a relatively small prison, with a population of around 1,200 inmates, both male and female.

While prisoners can receive monitored emails through a firewalled prison system, they don’t have access to the internet. They receive hundreds of phone minutes monthly but can only use their privileges in 15-minute increments via wall-mounted phones. Federal rules prohibit inmates from conducting business during their incarcerations.

Bannon should complete his sentence just ahead of the November 5 election.

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