Q. “Why is this man still in jail? Ans. Because he wasnt executed.
Not really. Pollard is held in isolation as a lesson to Israel not to spy against your best friend and ally (America). I remember that Israeli agents actually ran and paid Pollard and his wife. The Israeli guilt must be agonizing for them to have to watch their agent be so tormented.
Not quite. The lesson here is, “Don’t get caught.” And the reason Pollard is still in prison is the Israelis haven’t offered us anything (or anyone) we’re willing to trade him for. He’s a chip on the table, nothing more.