08 Oct '12, 5pm

Activist Tim DeChristopher to be Released From Jail, Serves Remainder of Sentence at Halfway House

Tim DeChristopher, jailed for the past 18 months for disrupting federal oil and gas exploration auctions, has been released from prison. The remaining six months of his sentence to be served at a halfway house in Salt Lake City, the Deseret News reports. On its Facebook page, Peaceful Uprising , the activist group DeChristopher founded, has said: Obviously his friends, his family, his community is excited to have him back here in a halfway home, but we are going to respect whatever time he needs. We will honor that he is still serving time until April 2013. DeChristopher will be transferred from Herlong Federal Prison in California to the halfway house on October 24. Once there, reports say he will be employed at a Unitarian Church under a work-release program. If you're not up to speed on Tim's saga, check out the links to left, but here's the nutshell version: In 2008 De...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/environmental-policy/tim-dechri...

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