Protester arrested at jail last year sentenced to jail

Jun 5, 2019

One of four people arrested at a protest outside the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office last year will spend 10 days in jail.

According to court records, Holly Landowne-Stein, of Geneva, NY, was given a 10 day sentence, with one day served, after pleading guilty to trespassing on June 4 at New Bedford District Court. A charge of disturbing the peace was continued without a finding for a year, and a charge of resisting arrest was dismissed.

Landowne-Stein was among four people from advocacy group The FANG Collective who chained themselves to the gate of the Bristol County House of Correction in Dartmouth and stood atop large metal fixtures, blocking the main entrance to the jail on August 20, 2018.

The protest was held in solidarity with ICE detainees protesting inhumane conditions at the facility, according to the group.

Three other people were arrested at the protest, and are due to appear in court on July 17.