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Arias Pardons a Mom On Mother’s Day Holiday

August 22, 2008

In honor of Mother’s Day last week, President Oscar Arias pardoned Miriam Umaña, who had been serving an eight-year sentence for funneling drugs into prison.

“We did an analysis of her life circumstances,” said Justice Ministry press officer Emilia Segura. “She tried to take drugs into the jails to get food for her children. Considering her situation, it made sense for us to free her.”

Umaña began her sentence March 23, 2007.

The pardon is the fifth of Arias’ term.

Last year, Arias pardoned two women to celebrate the holiday. A man and a woman serving sentences for drugs and robbery, respectively, were released in June.

 

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