Skip to comments.Border agents could leave prison within days
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.
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Thank you President Bush. If I’d bet that he would get these guys out of jail, I would have lost.
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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.
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.)
I hope their first TV appearance is with Glenn Beck, he was all over this one from very early on if I remember correctly.