Senator Carol Mosley-Braun Calls for Commutation of Pollard's Sentence

United States Senate
Washington DC 20510 -1303

Carol Mosley-Braun

August 12, 1993

President Bill Clinton
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

I am writing to ask you to commute the life sentence that Jonathan Pollard is currently serving.

Mr. Pollard pled guilty to charges that he spied for Israel. He was sentenced to life in prison, the maximum sentence possible for his crime. For the last eight years until the end of June, he served his sentence in solitary confinement in the maximum security federal prison In Marion, Illinois. He has been transferred to the medium security Bettner* Prison in North Carolina, where he is now allowed to work and mingle with fellow inmates.

I believe that Mr. Pollard's sentence should be commuted to time already-served on humanitarian grounds. Mr. Pollard pled guilty to spying for Israel, a friend and ally to the United States. In light of his guilty plea, and his cooperation with the government, Mr. Pollard's continued imprisonment should be reconsidered. I respectfully ask you to review the Pollard case. Please do not hesitate to call on me if I can be of assistance.

Yours truly,

Carol Moseley-Braun
United States Senator

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*J4JP Clarification

: Jonathan Pollard has been incarcerated at FCI Butner, NC since 1993

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