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  • Pacific Island Times Staff

Keep deporting imprisoned felons, Guam senator urges

Freshman Republican Sen. James Moylan has one policy of former Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo that he wants to keep in force during the new administration at Adelup.

Moylan's Resolution 81-35 which would request Gov.Lou Leon Guerrero to establish a policy similar to that of the Calvo administration in which convicted felons currently incarcerated at the Guam Department of Corrections are handed over to federal authorities for deportation.

That free ticket home would require that victims of the crime agree to the deportation and that the convicts have served more than 50 percent of their sentence. Those convicted of a "heinous crime" would not be eligible.

"As a previous parole officer," Moylan said, "I understand the challenges at the Department of Corrections. I know that DOC currently holds over 100 non U.S. citizens and the laws of Guam must be followed or there will be consequences." "The program also established some peace of mind for those who were victims of the crimes committed by non-U.S. citizens and I am more than willing to work with Director Sam Brennan and the Governor's office on the continuance of this program," he added.

The current cost associated with housing any inmate at DOC is about $108 per day.

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