Video blogger Joshua Wolf was looking forward to pizza and beer after a record-setting stint behind bars. He was finally freed after cutting a deal with prosecutors wherein he agreed to turn over his uncut video of a July 2005 protest during the G-8 economic summit. During the rally, anarchists were suspected of vandalizing a San Francisco police car and one city officer was struck resulting to a fractured skull.
He refused, under the deal, to testify before the grand jury about the events at the protest or the identities of participants. “I will not under any circumstances testify before a grand jury,” Wolf said.
His prison time surpassed the previous record set by Vanessa Leggett, a Houston-based freelancer who served 168 days in 2001 and 2002 for declining to reveal unpublished material about a murder case. Wolf spent 226 days in prison.
Here is his first public statement as a free Wolf.