After spending 5 weeks in jail, Carol Fisher was released from jail this afternoon. Carol is an activist with "The World Can't Wait- Drive Out the Bush Regime" in Cleveland OH. Her arrest, trial, and conviction began when she put up a couple of "Bush Step Down" posters on telephone poles in Cleveland Heights on January 29, 2006. For a fact sheet on her case go to here.
Two separate court orders were issued releasing her from the Cuyahoga County Jail, cutting short her original 2 month sentence. Yesterday, July 6, the court of appeals finally granted her an appeal bond, letting her out of jail while her trial and conviction is reviewed by a higher court. And today, the original trial judge, Timothy McGinty, released her on time served, indicating that she had spent enough time in jail. But she is still under court order to take an "anger management class" and do two years probation with community service. Read the Rest of the Story.