Ramos and Compean are out of prison

    Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, convicted for a non-fatal shooting and associated coverup in 2005 relating to stopping a drug-smuggling border crossing, are now out of prison. They had been sentenced to 11 and 12 years (respectively) of federal prison, and President Bush commuted their sentences in one of his last official acts as President.

    A Plea to the President

    More than two years after they were sentenced, former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean still sit in federal prison for their actions in attempting to apprehend a drug runner who was smuggling 743 pounds of marijuana valued at $1.2 million from Mexico into the United States. To protect them from prison gangs eager to attack law enforcement officers, the Bureau of Prisons | Read More »