Friday, June 10, 2011

Y-12 protester released

Fri, Jun 10, 2011




there was a court hearing this morning in knoxville regarding jackie

hudson's release. jackie was unable to attend, but her lawyer, brad

henry, requested her release and the judge granted it providing she

accepts the conditions. at this point, her lawyer, the US marshal, and

the probation officer are on their way to the hospital. after jackie

signs the papers and they return to the judge, she will be officially

"released" and her lawyer will be allowed to call joe and sue and tell

them which hospital she is in. it's not clear if she is in any

condition to leave the hospital, but at least we'll be able to sit with her.


the knoxville news-sentinel is running a piece on jean's release;

apparently it was in the print version this morning that's the news

for now (see story and link below).


more when we know it.



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Posted June 10, 2011 at midnight

Knoxville News-Sentinel


Y-12 protester released


By News Sentinel staff


One of the dozen anti-nuclear activists convicted last month of

misdemeanor trespassing on federal property in Oak Ridge has been

released from jail, pending her formal sentencing.


A second one may be released today.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton on Thursday approved the release of

Jean T. Gump, who recently turned 84 and had petitioned for release

for health reasons. Today, Guyton will review a similar petition by

Jacqueline Hudson. The U.S. Attorney's Office has indicated it will

not oppose Hudson's petition.


Gump and Hudson are among seven of the defendants who asked to be sent

to jail immediately following their convictions in May.


Guyton told Gump that she still has every right to engage in protests

if she wishes but warned her that the release he approved Thursday can

be revoked if she engages in any activity that gets her arrested.


"That has happened to another defendant in this case," the judge said.


Gump agreed to abide by all conditions of her release.


Gump, Hudson and 10 others were arrested last year when they crossed

the "blue line" at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge to

protest U.S. nuclear weapons policies. All 12 were convicted. A 13th

defendant is to be tried later.


Guyton has said he will sentence each protester individually.




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