Nukewatch Quarterly Spring 2021
By Christine Manwiller
Nearly four years after their heroic nuclear disarmament action, five of the KBP7 defendants have been sentenced and five are serving sentences. Last October Fr. Steve Kelly was sentenced to 33 months incarceration (he has been imprisoned since the 2018 action), three years of supervised release and restitution in the amount of $33,501 (shared with other defendants); and Patrick O’Neill was sentenced to 14 months in prison, with the same probation and shared restitution. Carmen Trotta and Clare Grady were sentenced in a November hearing conducted by video conference. Carmen was given 14 months, and Clare was given “one year and one day.” Due to being a cancer survivor and a having a diagnosis of Lyme disease, Grady may be required to serve only half a year with credit for time already served. Martha Hennessy, was sentenced to 10 months incarceration. Martha, Carmen, and Clare received the same three years supervised probation and restitution.
Mark Colville has refused to waive his right to appear in open court, so has been granted a delay until Covid restrictions are lifted. He is scheduled for sentencing on April 9. Liz McAlister has already completed time served (17 months). Carmen and Martha both reported to federal prisons to begin their sentences Dec. 14, 2020. Patrick began his 14-month sentence on Jan. 14, and issued a statement that said in part, “I’m going in there with hope. There’s cause for optimism right now.” Clare started her sentence on Feb. 10, 2021. — To write the resisters, follow this link for addresses and instructions about mail restrictions: http://www.nukeresister.org/inside-out/; or https://kingsbayplowshares7.org/