Letter From Chemung County Jail, Part 2

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Letter From Chemung County Jail, Part 2
Posted on April 21, 2013 by pystew
LETTER FROM CHEMUNG COUNTY JAIL, PART 2

by Sandra Steingraber, April 19, 2013

This is the second in a series of letters by Sandra Steingraber, who is a biologist, writer, parent, activist, was part of the “Seneca Lake 12” who were arrested on March 18 for blockading the gas compressor station site at the southwest end of Seneca Lake. The first letter was posted earlier on this blog.

“Why I am in Jail on Earth Day?”

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LETTER FROM CHEMUNG COUNTY JAIL, PART 2

by Sandra Steingraber, April 19, 2013

This is the second in a series of letters by Sandra Steingraber, who is a biologist, writer, parent,  activist, was part of the “Seneca Lake 12” who were arrested on March 18 for blockading the gas compressor station site at the southwest end of Seneca Lake. The first letter was posted earlier on this blog.

“Why I am in Jail on Earth Day?”

This morning–I have no idea what time this morning, as there are no clocks in jail, and the florescent lights are on al night long–I heard the familiar chirping of English sparrows and the liquid notes of a cardinal. And there seemed to be another bird too–one who sane burbling tune. Not a robin–wren. The buzzing, banging, clanking of jail and the growled announcements of guards on their two-way radios–which also go on all night–drowned it out…

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