The activist leaves Rikers with horror stories from within. Her message illustrates how others are silenced.
The 25-year-old student today learned that she will spend three more months in prison, receiving a sentence of 90 days.
Convictions ruin lives; sentencing laws are harsh. And the jurors hearing cases should know better.
The activist was found guilty, but jurors had no idea that she would be so gravely punished.
The 25-year-old grad student's story is a grim, bizarre postscript to the Occupy story—you can't help but think that the authorities were out to make an example of her.
McMillan, whose case is representative of Occupy’s downfall, has been assailed and dragged through the bureaucratic mud.
Cecily McMillan faces up to seven years in jail on charges of assaulting a police officer, sending a chilling message to Occupy protesters.