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Border agents could leave prison within days
World Net Daily ^ | 2009-02-04 | Chelsea Schilling

Posted on 02/04/2009 8:13:00 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos could be eligible to leave federal prison within days – though their official release date is still set for March 20, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons has confirmed.

BOP spokeswoman Traci Billingsley told WND that inmates may serve their sentences in arranged living facilities or home confinement before they are given their full freedom.

"On their release date, all Bureau of Prisons inmates are generally released from one of three places," she said. "They're either released from an institution, a residential reentry center (halfway house) or they're released from home confinement."

Prison records still list the official release date for the two agents as March 20, and former President George Bush's last-minute commutation of their sentences requires them to remain under supervision until that date. However, there is still a possibility the agents could serve out their sentences from home.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; bush; bushpardon; compean; immigrantlist; pardon; ramos; ramoscompean

1 posted on 02/04/2009 8:13:00 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: calcowgirl; AuntB; gubamyster

Ping!


2 posted on 02/04/2009 8:16:12 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

LONG past time they were free!


3 posted on 02/04/2009 8:17:26 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: rabscuttle385

My personal feeling is that they should have had a full pardon, with their records expunged...but...to be out of that hell-hole at least, well, it’s SOMETHING...


4 posted on 02/04/2009 8:25:20 PM PST by gaijin
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To: rabscuttle385

I hope it happens.


5 posted on 02/04/2009 8:25:35 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: gaijin

Yes, Pres. Bush finally came to his senses on this one and commuted their sentences. They never should have suffered for that drug-dealing illegal alien being wounded by them in the butt. It would have made more sense if they had shot that creep dead, because of the lives he’s ruining with his drug deals.


6 posted on 02/04/2009 8:33:13 PM PST by tcw_laj4ALL (Obama wants the U.S. to fail)
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To: rabscuttle385

Not a second sooner.


8 posted on 02/04/2009 8:39:28 PM PST by max americana
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To: max americana

Bush did not want the continued imprisonment to be part of his Legacy.


9 posted on 02/04/2009 9:21:21 PM PST by acoulterfan
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To: rabscuttle385

Can anyone who knows please tell me why they have to wait two months i.e. March 20 to get out.

Why were they not released the very next day?


10 posted on 02/04/2009 9:44:46 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: rabscuttle385

What’s with the delay? Why not let them go immediately?


11 posted on 02/04/2009 9:45:19 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: chaosagent
Why were they not released the very next day?

There is only one explanation: Bush's petulance.

12 posted on 02/04/2009 10:08:32 PM PST by RJL
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To: rabscuttle385; Ajnin; abner; AndrewC; Arizona Carolyn; Brad's Gramma; Brytani; calex59; ...

PING!

RAMOS/COMPEAN Ping
Please freepmail me if you want on or off this list.


13 posted on 02/04/2009 10:57:12 PM PST by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: rabscuttle385

Good news for both...although they should have never been charged in the first place

Their fraudulent conviction will always be a stain on Bush’s record...quite frankly it was one of the worst forms of treason I have ever seen.

I hope that they will finally get a chance to tell their side of the story. Too many so-called conservative talk radio hosts supported their conviction...which was quite disturbing (except for Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs)


14 posted on 02/04/2009 10:58:59 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (The Threat To Our Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

well said Warrior.... and what about some of our fellow FReepers here who were strongly against these two men getting out? really makes ya wonder. no way 10 years in the jug for what they were ‘accused’ of doing. illegal lovers stick together I guess or maybe those FReepers who supported the incareration just don’t have enough years on the planet to know how things work.


15 posted on 02/04/2009 11:16:53 PM PST by bobby.223
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To: calcowgirl

I hope they can get home so they can celebrate Valentines Day with their loved ones.


16 posted on 02/04/2009 11:20:11 PM PST by CounterCounterCulture
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To: calcowgirl
Thanks for the ping :)

This still makes me heartsick, though. Every time I see a Border Patrol car on the freeway or driving on the streets, I wonder why bother? If they do their job, they may end up in jail.

I imagine that crosses their minds as well. ((sigh))

17 posted on 02/05/2009 6:16:48 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Sarah's my girl! Palin 2012)
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To: rabscuttle385

Commuted, not pardoned. Still convicted felons with all that stain brings.


18 posted on 02/05/2009 6:25:31 AM PST by TADSLOS (McCain always has a job as Obama's Butt Boy when he loses his seat in 2010)
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To: rabscuttle385

Excellent!


19 posted on 02/05/2009 6:50:52 AM PST by CodeToad
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To: RJL
"Why were they not released the very next day?" "There is only one explanation: Bush's petulance." Your attack of BDS notwithstanding, every article I have seen seems to indicate that it has something to do with the prison system or their rules. I'm just looking for the real reason from someone who knows the real reason.
20 posted on 02/05/2009 8:06:59 AM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Thank you President Bush. If I’d bet that he would get these guys out of jail, I would have lost.


21 posted on 02/05/2009 9:15:22 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


22 posted on 02/05/2009 9:15:52 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: rabscuttle385; BGHater; DieHard the Hunter; RedRedRose; SatinDoll; bastantebueno55; SisterK; ...

Texas 2 ping!

If you want on, or off this S. Texas/Mexico ping list, please FReepMail me.


23 posted on 02/05/2009 11:04:22 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (ObommaNation - beyond your expectations.)
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To: chaosagent
I'm just looking for the real reason from someone who knows the real reason.

The president's power to pardon is almost absolute. There is no need to run it by the Justice Dept or anyone else.

Like it or not, I gave you the real reason: Bush's petulance.

24 posted on 02/05/2009 11:28:59 AM PST by RJL
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To: TADSLOS

While a President can pardon someone currently serving a sentence. It is never done. Those currently serving a sentence can have their sentence commuted, but only those who have finished all aspects of their sentence will get a pardon.

Pardons are occasionally granted before prior to any legal action as with Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon.

The next conservative US President can pardon the agents. (If we ever have a conservative president.)


25 posted on 02/05/2009 11:35:54 AM PST by MediaMole
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To: rabscuttle385

I hope their first TV appearance is with Glenn Beck, he was all over this one from very early on if I remember correctly.


26 posted on 02/06/2009 9:20:09 AM PST by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a national level")
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