Jan. 6 Doubled Domestic Extremism Cases, Those Convicted Face Harsher Prison Rules

  • The pro-Trump protests at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, doubled the “domestic violent extremism” cases handled by federal law enforcement and prompted an expansion of tough anti-terrorism prison rules for those convicted, according to a new audit.
  • The audit said the protests have led to enhanced efforts to prosecute those involved, which has happened, and boosted the sentencing penalties that also led to harsher prison conditions.


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