Two Standing Rock Protestors Were Sentenced to Jail

by Yvette Montoya

On October 19 — nearly a year to the date since they were arrested at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota — Mary Redway, 65, was sentenced to six days in jail on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, and Alexander Simon, 27, was sentenced to 18 days in jail on misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and physical obstruction of a government function by Surrogate Judge Thomas Merrick.

Mary is a retired film editor and environmental biologist from Rhode Island; Alexander is a teacher living in New Mexico. Both were arrested for their participation in a demonstration on October 22, 2016,...

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