Oscar-nominated actor James Cromwell has been sentenced to jail for 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 on Thursday sentenced 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 poses a threat to the environment.
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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."