MEDIA ADVISORY |
Obama Should Follow Cuba’s Lead and|
Free People in U.S. Prisons
The organizers of Days of Action for the End of the Blockade of Cuba in Washington, DC, (Sept. 16-18) are calling on President Obama to follow Cuban President Raul Castro’s lead and release some of the more than 2.5 million prisoners currently in jails and prisons in the United States.
To mark Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to Cuba, the Cuban government has announced the release of 3,522 people in that country’s jails. This humanitarian gesture will include prisoners over 60, younger than 20, those with chronic illnesses, women and those close to their release dates.
“Why can’t Obama follow the Cuban example before Pope Francis continues on his tour to the US on Sept. 22?” asked Alicia Jrapko…
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