This additional time, coupled with his previous solitary confinement, implies that he will have spent over half of his sentence in isolation.
The post on his X account stated, "UPDATE. We have received a tip indicating that Owen is now facing 30 days in solitary confinement. He has been moved to another building on the FCI Oakdale prison grounds. We have still not been able to communicate directly. This is the only information we have at this time."
Upon his arrival at the prison, Shroyer was placed in solitary confinement for five days due to the facility's Covid policies. His confinement was extended after an audio recording of a phone call from prison was released on X, serving as a message to his followers.
Shroyer is currently serving a 60-day sentence following his conviction on charges related to the events of January 6. Although he did not enter the Congress building, he was speaking outside it. The Department of Justice was able to prosecute him due to a previous deferred prosecution agreement that prohibited him from using "loud, threatening, or abusive language, or to engage in any disorderly or disruptive conduct, at any place upon the United States Capitol Grounds."
While outside the Capitol on January 6, 2021, Shroyer stated, "Democrats are posing as communists, but we know what they really are: They're just tyrants; they're tyrants." He further declared, "And so today, on Jan. 6, we declare death to tyranny!" This statement was deemed threatening, abusive, disorderly, and disruptive by Joe Biden's Department of Justice.
In a video message after his sentencing, Shroyer remarked, "That year 1776 is extremely important not just because it was the founding year of our country, but the US government is arguing that it's illegal for me to say 1776 in Washington, DC." He challenged, "Don't believe me? Check the US government sentencing memo for yourself. They said that me chanting '1776' in Washington, DC is worthy of 60 days in prison." The sentence was delivered by US District Judge Timothy Kelly.
This deferred prosecution followed charges laid against him for speaking up during a 2019 Judiciary Committee Hearing. The DOJ alleged that he "shouted in a loud manner."