Ian Freeman, Lauren Canario, Sean Murphy, and Dale Everett were all found guilty of violation trespassing in court today in relation to arrests that took place at the Cheshire County House of Corrections.
They were originally charged with misdemeanors, but the judge found insufficient evidence for that, and instead found them guilty of violations.
Dale and Lauren were both given $620 fines which they refuse to pay, and will report to jail within one week (barring a pending appeal).
Sean Murphy was sentenced to a $310 fine which he will “pay” by doing community service.
Ian Freeman was sentenced to a $1000 fine. It was originally set at $500, but due to Ian’s perceived “Lack of respect” it was doubled.
No activists are willing to pay a fine – but some are appealing and it may delay any sentenced jail stays.
Video of closing arguments and sentencing can be found recorded at the live stream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kdc-live