May 25, 2013
Activist Tim DeChristopher to Be Released From Prison
Posted on Oct 9, 2012
The environmental activist who was sentenced to two years in prison for disrupting the transfer of public land to the oil and gas industry will be released to a halfway house on Oct. 24 after spending 18 months in custody.
If you haven’t heard of Tim DeChristopher, here’s a succinct catch-up from Treehugger:
DeChristopher gained national attention for his intervention at the auction. In 2011, Chris Hedges interviewed the activist, who said “The rules are written by those who profit from the status quo. ... If we want to change that status quo we have to step outside of those rules. We have to put pressure on those within the political system to choose one side or another.”
According to the Deseret News, DeChristopher will serve out the six months remaining on his sentence at a halfway house in Salt Lake City. The paper says he will work at a Unitarian church and hopes to apply to graduate school.
—Posted by Peter Z. Scheer. Follow him on Twitter: @peesch.
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