Last Updated on October 26, 2022
Derrick Evans, a former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates for District 19, was released from Washington D.C.’s January 6 gulag on Friday after completion of his three-month prison sentence. “Happy to be released from captivity and reunited with my family. Here is a short update as I travel back home to West Virginia,” Evans said in a tweet published on Friday.
Evans reiterated his assertion that the 2020 election was stolen, adding that the experience while incarcerated has made him stronger.
Happy to be released from captivity and re-united with my family. Here is a short update as I travel back home to West Virginia. #J6 #TRUMP2024 #Trump #Jan6Justice #Jan6thJustice #Jan6 #Jan6th pic.twitter.com/J30kqHxTvh
— Derrick Evans (@DerrickEvans_WV) October 21, 2022
‘[After] 18 months of legal battles and now three months of being held captive as a political prisoner by the illegitimate Biden regime, I boldly stand before you today to still claim that the 2020 election was stolen.
The flames of liberty which burn inside me today are much stronger than they were three months ago when I self surrendered to prison. Anyone who thought this experience would break me or silence me has set themselves up for disappointment.
This experience has only made me stronger and more eager to fight for freedom, the preservation of liberty and to defend our God-given rights which are protected by the US Constitution.
To the God-fearing Christians across this country, find joy in knowing that God is calling and preparing his people. Join me as we put on the full armor of God and prepare for the spiritual battle that has yet to come.
To everyone that has prayed for our family, donated and sent letters and books to prison, thank you.
This experience has not been easy but your prayers and support have helped me in more ways than you will ever know.
I do ask that you please continue to pray for my fellow J6 political prisoners who are still being politically persecuted.
As for me, I am going to spend the next few days just being lazy, focusing on my family and making up for lost time.
Thank you guys for your time and your understanding. God bless you and and God Bless the United States of America.”
– J6 political prisoner, Derrick Evans.
Evans was sentenced on June 22nd, 2022 by the Reagan-appointed federal judge with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Royce C. Lamberth, to three months incarceration followed by three years of supervise release. He was also subject to a $2,000 fine and $2,000 in restitution.
In the criminal case, United States v. Derrick Evans (No. 21-cr-337), Evans pleaded guilty to Impeding, Obstructing, or Interfering with Law Enforcement During A Civil Disorder.
“It was good to sleep in a real bed last night with an actual pillow. God bless my fellow J6ers who are still being held captive as political prisoners,” Evans said on Saturday. “It was hard. It’s still hard, but we must ensure the preservation of Liberty for our children. #Jan6Justice #jan6 #Trump”
It was good to sleep in a real bed last night with an actual pillow.
God bless my fellow J6ers who are still being held captive as political prisoners.
It was hard. It’s still hard, but we must ensure the preservation of Liberty for our children. #Jan6Justice #jan6 #Trump pic.twitter.com/xcz93s1upD
— Derrick Evans (@DerrickEvans_WV) October 22, 2022
Evans shared something he learned while incarcerated on his Truth Social account, which boasts some 120,000 followers compared to his Twitter following of 3,500.
“People have asked what is one thing I learned while being held captive as a political prisoner by the illegitimate Biden regime…They have made the BOP (Bureau of Prisons) as woke as all other agencies,” Evans relayed. “The only dental work you can get is pulling your tooth if it’s an emergency, but you can get ‘free’ transgender medicine paid for by the taxpayers.”
#truth #TruthSocial pic.twitter.com/cTz69Nb6cG
— Derrick Evans (@DerrickEvans_WV) October 22, 2022
Many of the January 6 prisoners have been detained for more than 500 days, pretrial.
“A prime example of the lack of due process is striking in the case of non-violent Jonathan Mellis who has been held for more than 430 days without even a bond hearing,” the non-profit research group Look Ahead America said. “In comparison, in 1979 a hostile Iranian regime held, and then released, 52 American hostages for 444 days.”
An analysis by the non-profit 501c3 group, Look Ahead America, took a look at the demographics of the people who have been arrested for J6. Of the J6 political arrests, 86% of the arrestees have been male compared to 14% female. The majority of those arrested, some 59%, are in the age range of 18 to 44 years old.
Over a year and a half after January 6th, 2021, people are still being arrested for attending the protest, even if they were ushered into the building by Capitol Police.
On Thursday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested John O’Kelly, 66, of East Williston, New York, who has been charged with two felonies and four misdemeanors.