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Nun sentenced: Sister Megan Rice gets three years in prison for defacement

Sister Megan Rice
Sister Megan RiceNew York Times

A nun has been sentenced for wrongdoing. Sister Megan Rice, an 84-year-old nun, has been sentenced to three years in jail for having broken into a United States nuclear plant and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, according to a Yahoo! News report on Tuesday.

The nun, as well as two other males, splattered human blood on the building, painted slogans, and hung banners after having cut through three fences to reach their target. The incident, which was extremely embarrassing for the Y-12 National Security Complex officials in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, occurred on July 28, 2012.

Yet, those officials claim that there was no danger of the threesome handling nuclear materials. Quite incredibly, the nun and the others were in the restricted complex for two hours before they were caught in there.

The nun and the others faced up to 30 years in prison, and Sister Rice asserted, “Please have no leniency with me. To remain in prison for the rest of my life would be the greatest gift you could give me.” She also said that her only regret is that she didn’t do it sooner.

The Y-12 National Security Complex is involved in making parts of every weapon in the United States nuclear arsenal, as well as maintaining and dismantling them.