She and the 12 other protesters could have each been fined $100,000 with one year in prison for trespassing an off-limits federal area. As predicted, the magistrate ruled “time served” and Jean will be able to go home and carry on with her life.
Jean was initially sent to jail in Marysville, Tenn. and then moved 400 miles to a federally financed private jail in Ocilla, Ga. After one month, she decided to serve whatever prison time she would receive after sentencing.
Federal Magistrate Bruce Guyton ruled that she is off probation and must pay a $500 fine in order to get her passport returned.
See the background story on Jean Gump and the 12 other protesters who were arrested on July 5, 2010 in a demonstration at the Y-12 plant.
Also see a profile on Jean and Joe Gump and their lifetime history of working for social justice.