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ICE detains Colorado man after judge orders early prison release

19 May, 2017, 08:14 | Author: Nadine Todd
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But he was mistakenly released on parole in 2008.

Lima-Marin was moved to the Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center where a Criminal Justice Information Services review had determined he might have an ICE detainer. He was then immediately detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

Williams did not respond to a call for comment, nor did Judge Carlos Samour, Jr. of the 18th Judicial District, who ordered Lima-Marin's release Tuesday.

After Lima-Marin had been free for almost six years - eventually becoming a glazier, marrying his wife, Jasmine, and becoming a father to their two sons, all while staying active in their church and the community - authorities realized their error in 2014 and threw him back in prison to serve the 90 years remaining on his sentence. He was released on parole in 2008 after a clerk mistakenly recorded his sentence was to be served concurrently and not consecutively.

According to Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Department of Corrections, Lima-Marin was flagged in their system upon preparation for his release for a possible Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer.

"After its utter lack of care led to Lima-Marin's premature release and prolonged erroneous liberty, in January 2014, the government made a decision to compensate for its transgressions by swiftly turning back the clock and returning Lima-Marin to prison. disregarding everything that had transpired between April 2008 and January 2014", Samour said.

The judge called Lima-Marin a "model prisoner" and said the government acted with "conscience-shocking" indifference when they put him back in prison in 2014.

"We know that pardons are granted only on very few, unusual cases, as they should be, but this is also an unusual case", they wrote.

Cubans convicted after then, such as Lima-Marin, are not automatically accepted by Cuba because of that deal.

Rene Lima-Marin was sentenced to 98 years in prison for robbing two video stores in 1998, CNN reports. USA officials said in January the repeal of the policy dealt more with cases going forward, and acknowledged Cuba would continue to review case by case when the US government sought deportations.

Just as he was expected to get his freedom back, Lima-Marin was taken into custody by ICE. He was sentenced to back-to-back, or consecutive, sentences on eight convictions, for a total of 98 years.

The wife of a Colorado man ordered to be re-released from prison after a mix up says she remains hopeful the family will be reunited. They had two boys, Justus and Josiah, bought a house.

She told CBS that Lima-Marin came to the United States from Cuba when he was 1 year old.

"I had no clue as to how any of this works", Lima-Marin testified at a hearing for his release.

2001 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the government can't indefinitely hold people who can't be deported to another country.

Diego told the Denver Post that Lima-Marin's immigration status was "absolutely legal".

Says Martinez: "Rene needs us to continue to fight to keep his family together and stop his deportation".

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