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Alan Gross Released From Cuba

United States has reportedly secured prisoner's release as part of a swap.

12/17/2014
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Five years after he was arrested in Cuba on a charge of providing illegal technical assistance to the country’s small Jewish community, New York-born Alan Gross, who inadvertently became one of the world’s most prominent Jewish political prisoners, is a free man.

Supporters gather at a Dec. 3 rally calling for Gross' release. Getty Images

Alternatives to Incarceration: A Jewish Approach

04/07/2011
Special to the Jewish Week

 Many  prisoners keep knives in body cavities, an ex-convict explained to me last week, to ensure they can protect themselves from brutal prison violence and rape. This horrific description haunts me.

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz
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