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Prisoners of peace

The Plowshares Five were sentenced today in federal court. While 250 supporters kept vigil outside, U.S. DIstrict Court Judge Benjamin Settle handed down their sentences - effective immediately.

(About the photo: Demonstrators outside the federal courthouse in Tacoma pray before a sentencing hearing for the Rev.Bill Bichsel, of Tacoma; the Rev. Stephen Kelly of Oakland, Calif.; Lynne Greenwald of Tacoma; Sister Anne Montgomery of Redwood City, Calif.; and Susan Crane of Baltimore Monday, March 28, 2011. The five cut through fences in November 2009 to reach the weapons storage area at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor where they put up banners, scattered sunflower seeds and prayed to protest submarine nuclear weapons until they were arrested. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Joe Barrentine)

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