Capitol rioter compares 60-day jail sentence to wellness retreat: ‘Hopefully I’ll get down to my ideal weight’

Capitol rioter compares 60-day jail sentence to wellness retreat: ‘Hopefully I’ll get down to my ideal weight’

Capitol rioter Jenna Ryan has shared how she is going to treat her looming prison sentence for storming the US Capitol on January 6 as a wellness retreat to help her lose weight.

The Trump-supporting realtor from Texas who famously said she was “definitely not going to jail” pleaded guilty in August to a misdemeanor for her role in the Capitol riots, shared her prison plans in a TikTok. (She must also pay out $500 in restitution and a $1,000 fine as part of her plea agreement, The Washington Post reported).

In her Twitter bio, Ryan refers to her involvement on January 6: “Charged with Parading, Picketing & Protesting in DC on January 6th. Sentenced to 60 days prison for 2 mins 8 sec in doorway.”

Sporting a multi-coloured sports bra along with black leggings along in the video which Ryan (@dotjenna) described as a “prison fit check”, she held her phone up to her mirror to explain how she’s going to “keep positive” during her 60-day stretch.


Keep Positive- Prison Fit Check #jennaryan

“I have to report to prison in three weeks in the first week in January, and the only thing that I can see that’s good about having to go to prison is that I’m going to be able to work out a lot and do a lot of yoga and detox,” Ryan said.

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“And also I can’t eat because the food is awful, and there’s just no food. So, hopefully they have, like, some protein shakes and some protein bars I think? Because you don’t want to eat like green bologna, that’s what they have to eat.”

“I’m gonna end up losing weight in prison, that’s what everyone is telling me so hopefully I’ll be able to get down to my ideal weight,” she added and explained how she won’t be able to drink or eat chips.

Ryan then moves over to her weighing scales and shows that she is weighing herself.

“If I do that, then it’ll be worth going to prison for 60 days,” she said. “If I can lose 30 pounds, it would be so worth it. So, you have to look at the bright side of everything you do, and that’s what I’m trying to do - so wish me luck,” she concluded before giving a thumbs up to the camera.

People took to the comments section of her video, to inform her of the harsh realities of prison life.

One person wrote: “You have live, laugh, lost your mind.”

“As a corrections officer for 14 years I can ASSURE you there will not be any protein shakes!!.. good luck,” another person said.

Someone else replied: “As someone who manages a detention facility… you have no idea. It’s not a country club ma’am.”

“Tell us you don’t understand prison without telling us you don’t understand prison,” a fourth person commented.

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