Occupy activist leaves NYC jail after 58 days

NEW YORK (AP) — An Occupy Wall Street activist convicted of one of the few felonies coming out of the protests says she is even more committed to activism after 58 days in jail.

Cecily (SEH'-suh-lee) McMillan was released from Rikers Island on Wednesday.

She was convicted on May 5 of assaulting a police officer and could have been sent to prison for seven years.

Her case became a cause celebre. Members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot visited her behind bars. Even some of the jurors who convicted her asked for leniency.

After her release, McMillan spoke to reporters outside the jail complex about the women she had met inside. She says they want better health care and more resources for drug rehabilitation and education.

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