Another of Five moved to medium security

Ramón Labañino, one of three members of the Cuban Five whose prison sentences were reduced last fall, has been moved from a maximum security prison in Kentucky to a medium security institution in Jesup, Georgia.

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Ramón Labañino

Labañino, 46, had been serving a sentence of “life plus 18 years” following his 2001 conviction for espionage conspiracy. But last year the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the sentences for Labañino, Fernando Gonzales and Antonio Guerrero, ruling that their original punishments were too harsh.

Labañino’s sentence was reduced to 30 years. That, coupled with his “exemplary” conduct during his 12 years in prison, apparently won him his transfer.

Guerrero, whose original sentence of life plus 10 year was dropped to 21 years and 10 months, was transferred to a medium security prison in Florence, CO, earlier this spring.

There is no word yet on whether Fernando Gonzalez, whose 19-year sentence was reduced by a year, will also be transferred.

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