In one of his last acts in office, President Bush commuted the sentences of two wrongly-imprisoned border patrol agents. From CNN:
The prison sentences of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean will now end March 20.Ramos had received an 11-year prison sentence; Compean had received a 12-year term. They began serving their sentences in January 2007.
The Office of the Pardon Attorney was still reviewing the clemency request when Bush made his decision, Justice Department spokeswoman Laura Sweeney said.
"The president has reviewed the circumstances of this case as a whole and the conditions of confinement and believes the sentences they received are too harsh and that they, and their families, have suffered enough for their crimes," a senior administration official said.
Good for President Bush and the agents. It's about time.
If you shot a drug smuggler in the butt, where I live, you wouldn't get a prison sentence. One of your relatives would take you to a Cracker Barrel for a celebratory meal.The Intellectual Redneck
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