Media Release: NJCRAC Calls for Parole for Pollard

NJCRAC News - March 28, 1995

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NJCRAC Calls for Parole for Pollard

(New York, March 28, 1995) - The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC) today called upon the United States to grant parole to Jonathan J. Pollard.

In a letter to John R. Simpson, the eastern regional commissioner for the United States Parole Commission, the NJCRAC noted that Mr. Pollard will have completed his minimum sentence requirement in November 1995 and therefore will be eligible for parole.

The NJCRAC "calls upon the United States Parole Commission to act favorably on Mr. Pollard's parole application," stated the letter, signed by NJCRAC Chair Lynn Lyss and Executive Vice Chairman Lawrence Rubin. The letter was sent following action by the NJCRAC Executive Committee.

Mr. Pollard pleaded guilty to espionage in 1986. The parole hearing is reportedly scheduled for May.

Joining in the letter were the following NJCRAC national member agencies: American Jewish Congress, B'nai B'rith, Hadassah, Jewish Labor Committee, National Council of Jewish Women, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Women's League for Conservative Judaism, and Women's America ORT,

The National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council, comprised of 13 national and 117 local agencies, is the national planning and coordinating body for the field of Jewish community relations.

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