July 19, 2024

Steve Bannon will not be serving his four-month sentence at a minimum security “Club Fed” federal prison, according to CNN.

The podcast host and former Donald Trump adviser was convicted of contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena issued by the House Jan. 6 select committee. Last week, a judge ordered Bannon to report to prison on July 1 to serve his sentence.

It turns out that the prison will be the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut. The facility is a low-security prison, as opposed to a minimum-security prison – or a “Club Fed,” as minimum-security facilities are sometimes called.

CNN’s Katelyn Polantz broke the story on Monday evening and appeared on OutFront.

“Katelyn, I mean, this is a significant development,” host Erin Burnett said. “Not at all what Bannon was hoping for, or frankly, seemed to be expecting?”

“No, not at all what Steve Bannon was wanting here,” Polantz replied. “He had expected – and his lawyers had expected – that, he’s non-violent, he had not had any prior convictions. And so, maybe he would go to a prison camp, very minimal security in the federal system. That’s not what’s happening.”

Polantz added,

So, he’s behind The Wall, is what they call it. It’s different than a camp. It has more confines for the inmates that are kept there. Also, violent offenders can be kept in a low-security prison like the one Bannon is going to be reporting to in just a couple weeks in Danbury, Connecticut.

She went on to say that matters are being complicated by the fact that Bannon will go on trial in September for allegedly defrauding donors as part of his We Build The Wall campaign. Trump pardoned Bannon, freeing him of federal charges in the case. However, presidents cannot pardon those who face state charges.

Polantz said that Bannon may very well be transferred to the infamous Rikers Island jail while he is on trial.

Watch above via CNN.

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