Release Armed Robber From Prison Immediately

Apr 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Crime and Non-Punishment, Injustice, Katz Litterbox, Spotlight

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3 Comments to “Release Armed Robber From Prison Immediately”

  1. Bob Walsh says:

    As most regular readers know, I am not a huge believer in rehabilitative programs. Rehabilitation does however, occur on occasion. This man is clearly one who got his act together without help from any programs and has become an upstanding and positive citizen. He should at minimum get a commutation to time served and maybe a full pardon. If anybody deserves it, he does.

  2. kl2008a says:

    Howie, in the early part of 1981, when I was working on 1W as a Sgt I got a call from the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Needle’s office to inquire about a person they had stopped at a DUI checkpoint. For some reason, they ran his name and it came back that he was wanted for an escape from CIM – 35 years BEFORE (the escape occurred @ 1946 and the guy had only 6 months left of his sentence for receiving stolen property). Anyway, I ran the name and it came back as an escapee. I went to our Records office and his C-file was still there and sure enough, he was listed as an Escapee. When I confirmed this info with the SO they arrested him and took him into custody. A week or so later the Escapee was returned to CIM. While he was out he was like Anderson, he had moved to Arizona, became a law abiding citizen that started a successful business employing a couple hundred people, raised a family and was a well liked and respected member of the community. He was CIM for about 2 weeks (because of the local furor behind his arrest – they didn’t know of his escape) and he went in front of the Board who ordered his release a day or so later. The DA dropped the escape charges and he went about his interrupted life. I tell this story to folks to remind them of that old cliche about how “The Long Arm of the Law” can pluck you when you least expect it.

    • Howie Katz says:

      kl2008a, thanks for the interesting and informative comment, my friend. I would add that there is one big difference between your guy and Anderson. Anderson was not an escapee from prison. And rather than two weeks, he has been in prison now since last July.