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.

They are scheduled to end their sentences March 20, but they will be serving out the remainder of their sentences under home confinement which I’m sure their families are overjoyed about. There has been a great deal of controversy at RedState — and everywhere else in America and Mexico — as to what did or would have constituted justice in this case. Today I am just pointing out that they are home and among loved ones. Their sentence commutation will not remove the felonies from their record, and they’ll never be able to work in law enforcement again.

To these men and their families I offer congratulations, if that is the right word. I wish you all the very best future.