Tim DeChristopher is the only person to have been named an Utne Reader visionary while in prison: He’s serving a two-year sentence for disrupting a  federal oil and gas lease auction in Utah in an act of environmental  protest.
One reason we nominated DeChristopher as a visionary is because  he became a hugely inspirational figure to other environmentalists as he  wrote and spoke about his principled act of civil disobedience right up  until he was led to his cell. But make no mistake: He is in prison  mainly because he dared to continue speaking out.
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Tim DeChristopher is the only person to have been named an Utne Reader visionary while in prison: He’s serving a two-year sentence for disrupting a federal oil and gas lease auction in Utah in an act of environmental protest.

One reason we nominated DeChristopher as a visionary is because he became a hugely inspirational figure to other environmentalists as he wrote and spoke about his principled act of civil disobedience right up until he was led to his cell. But make no mistake: He is in prison mainly because he dared to continue speaking out.

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