Letter: B'nai B'rith Women to Parole Commissioner

B'nai B'rith Women


March 30, 1995

John R. Simpson
Eastern Regional Commissioner
U.S. Parole Commission
Department of Justice
Constitution Avenue and 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20530

Dear Commissioner Simpson:

As President of the Greater Philadelphia Council of B'nai B'rith Women, I am writing to ask that you and the members of the United States Parole Commission act favorably on the parole application of Mr. Jonathan Pollard.

Our Council represents fourteen chapters of B'nai B'rith Women, with a membership of approximately 3000 women. We have studied the Pollard matter and followed this case closely. We have met with members of Jonathan's family and spoken with both reporters who worked on the story and military personnel. We are certain that Jonathan Pollard represents no threat whatsoever to the security of the United States.

Clearly, in serving his minimum sentence requirement, he has paid dearly for his crime of passing secret documents to an ally. I am sure you and the Commission members have noted that Mr. Pollard did not plead guilty to, nor was he convicted of, treason.

As taxpayers, we are fully aware of the costs of incarceration, so we are happy to be able to recommend strongly and confidently that Mr. Pollard be released.

Thank you for your consideration and attention in this matter. If we can be of any assistance, or if you should want me or members of our organization to testify on behalf of Jonathan Pollard, please let us know.


Barbara Fruchter

2100 Locus Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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