More than 70 defendants who’ve been sentenced so far have gotten an average of about 27 months behind bars.
At least 19 who have been sentenced across the country got no prison time or time served, according to the AP’s review.
Many pleaded guilty to lower-level offenses, such as misdemeanor assault, but some were convicted of more serious charges, including civil disorder.
Some Jan. 6 defendants have complained it’s unfair they aren’t getting the same deals.
Since Biden took office in January, federal prosecutors have brought some new cases stemming from last year’s protests.
William Barr, who as attorney general led the Justice Department last year under Trump, pushed federal prosecutors to aggressively go after protesters who caused violence.
He was sentenced this summer to two years in prison after pleading guilty to maliciously damaging a police vehicle with fire. »