Viral video shows family of Jan 6 prisoner blocked from seeing him in Arkansas jail

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The family of a January 6 defendant has reportedly been turned away from an Arkansas prison, where the Iowa father is being held on an over seven-year sentence for his actions during the January 6, 2021 riots at the Capitol building.

Kyle J. Young is being held at FCI Forrest Medium, a medium security federal prison in Forrest City, Arkansas, after being sentenced to 86 months in prison. According to the Associated Press, Judge Amy Berman Jackson gave Young credit for the 17 months he was held in custody since his arrest, bringing his sentence down to five years and nine months in prison.

The wife of Young, Andrea, posted a video to Twitter on Sunday from her car as her younger child cried, “I want to see daddy.” 

“They didn’t let us go today,” Andrea Young said, telling her child, “I know you do, buddy.”

“We went to visit our political prisoner, Kyle young today. We got turned away. They just canceled visits. We drove 12 and a half hours to come. This is devastating for our children who are missing out on their father,” Andrea Young wrote in the post.

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