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James Cromwell Sentenced to 7 Days in Jail for 2015 Power Plant Protest

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Actor James Cromwell attends the premiere of Open Road Films' 'The Promise' at TCL Chinese Theatre on April 12, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Friday, 30 Jun 2017 01:24 PM

James Cromwell, the Oscar-nominated actor, is facing jail time after refusing to pay fines related to his arrest at a protest at a New York power plant.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports a town judge in Wawayanda, New York, on Thursday sentenced the 77-year-old Cromwell to seven days in jail.

Cromwell was among a group found guilty of obstructing traffic at a December 2015 sit-in at the site of a natural gas-fired power plant being built in Wawayanda. The protesters say the plant threatens the environment.

Cromwell says he hopes that people can see the injustice of the jail sentence and that others may be inspired to join the pickets.

Cromwell lives in a neighboring town. He has appeared in more than 50 films, including "Babe" and "L.A. Confidential."

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