Y-12 Protesters Will Stay in Jail

May 13, 2013

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A judge has ruled that three protesters will stay in jail until their sentencing in September and that releasing them would be too lenient. Sister Megan Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed were convicted last week of sabotaging and damaging federal property last July at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge. The three face up to 30 years each for the crimes. Their sentencing is scheduled for September 23 of this year. Federal Prosecutor Jeff Theodore said the government opposes the release, because the defendants testified that they felt no remorse for their actions.