Dion Ortiz with his mother Christina Ortiz
before his sentencing hearing in July;
both are members of the San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico
Dion accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement on July 17, 2018. On October 22, 2018, he was sentenced to a 16-month prison term. He was released to a halfway house on April 3, 2019.
In accordance with the terms of the agreement, the Use of Fire to Commit a Federal Felony Offense charge was dismissed and the judge sentenced Dion to 16 months on the Civil Disorder charge.
You can also make a financial contribution to the legal defense for Dion and the other Water Protectors facing federal charges here.
Please write to him at:
Prisoner No. 16559-059
Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 1000
Sandstone, MN 55072
Case No: 1:17-CR-00030
Thomas Durkin and Robin Waters
Dion Sentenced to 16 Months (October 22, 2018)
Dion Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement (July 17, 2018)
The Bismarck Tribune (October 22, 2018)
AP News (October 22, 2018)