Jon Schaffer spent “two months in hell” while in detention


Marc J. Victor, Schaffer’s lawyer, addressed a federal judge claiming that the guitarist had gone through “two months of hell” in the Indiana jail before his transfer, in mid-March, to the District Of Columbia, where the charges against him were filed.

“My client, who is presumed innocent, has just gone through two months of hell where other people were throwing feces at him and urine at him and threatening his life in a horrible, horrible situation,” Victor told the court.

“I think this got his attention, Judge,” Victor said, after telling judge Zia M. Faruqui that Schaffer had human shit and urine hurled at him. “He’s aware this is a serious case.” 

“That’s obviously unacceptable, flatly, I share your feelings of anger that this is not how our criminal justice system is to work”, Faruqui told Victor.

Schaffer is currently on conditional release, after agreeing to co-operate with law enforcement agencies in their ongoing investigations into the January 6 insurrection. The guitarist’s sentencing date has not been made public, but during his April plea hearing federal Judge Amit P. Mehta said Schaffer could be imprisoned for 41 to 51 months for his crimes.