Two former U.S. Border Patrol agents -- whose cases became flashpoints in the controversy over border security -- were released early from prison Tuesday, one of their attorneys and a congressman said.
An artist's sketch shows Ignacio Ramos, left, and Jose Compean.
President George W. Bush issued commutations for both men during his final days in office last month. Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean had WRONGFULLY received 11- and 12-year prison sentences, respectively.
After the commutation, their prison sentences were set to end March 20. Though our government is WRONGFULLY still trying to MUZZLE THEM, control what they say to the press.
Ramos was released on furlough to travel from prison in Phoenix, Arizona, to his home in El Paso, Texas, where he will serve the remaining portion of his sentence under house arrest, said his attorney, David L. Botsford of Austin, Texas.
After March 20, Ramos will be on "supervised release" -- similar to probation -- for up to three years, Botsford said.