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***PRESS RELEASE*** Commuted Border Agents Released From Prison

Feb 17, 2009

Washington, Feb 17, 2009 - After serving over two years in solitary confinement, Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean have been released from federal prison into home confinement to serve out the remainder of their sentences. The agents’ original 11 and 12 year sentences were commuted by President Bush on January 19, 2009; however the commutation does not take effect until March 20th. Ramos was housed in Phoenix, AZ and Compean in Elkton, OH.

“ At last, Ramos and Compean have been rightfully reunited with their families,” said Rohrabacher. “This day is long overdue. I wish the Ramos and Compean families the best as they now try to pick up the pieces and begin to heal from this terrible ordeal.”