Tre Arrow says he's headed for Portland

Tre Arrow says he's headed for Portland
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - One of the last environmental activists convicted of arson as a protest tactic across the West says he is being released from federal prison to a halfway house in Oregon.

Tre Arrow says on his Web site that he is due to be released Monday from a federal prison in California to serve the remaining six months of his term at a halfway house in Portland.

The 35-year-old environmental activist was sentenced last year to 78 months in prison after pleading guilty to setting fire to cement and logging trucks in the Portland area in 2001.

He was given credit for about four years of time served in jails awaiting extradition from Canada to Oregon after his arrest in British Columbia in 2004.

Federal officials say they wait until an inmate has been released to confirm it.
     
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