The Babe star, 77, was among a group of six environmental protesters detained by police at the entrance of the Competitive Power Ventures power plant, which is being built in the town of Wawayanda, back in December, 2015 after staging a sit-in.
The court official initially declared Cromwell must report to jail on Friday evening (30Jun17), but after his attorney, Michael Sussman, asked for time to appeal for a stay in the sentence, he set a new date of 14 July (17), reports The Times Herald-Record.
Cromwell is hoping the news of his jail term will move others to take action over the injustice and join the protesters picketing the natural gas power plant, which is still under construction ahead of a planned February, 2018 launch.
The demonstrators believe toxins from the plant could be dangerous to the heath of nearby residents, and may lower the value of houses in the area.
"If we don't stay together, nothing will change," Cromwell said.