December 23rd, 2011
09:32 PM ET

Cuba to release 2,900 prisoners

Cuba will pardon more than 2,900 prisoners, the government said Friday in an official statement published on the state-run website Cubadebate.

The decision follows "numerous requests" from prisoners' family members and religious institutions, and is a humanitarian gesture, the statement read.

Among those who might be freed are prisoners over the age of 60, and those who are sick, female or young with no previous criminal record.

It was not immediately clear whether Alan Gross, a jailed American, would be among those pardoned.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    TYPO:
    certainly, not certain.
    I should always edit before I post.

    December 24, 2011 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. Lmb

    you must have been dropped on your h ead when you were a baby?oh thats right you were!

    December 24, 2011 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Lmb:
    It taught me a lesson.
    A very good lesson.

    December 24, 2011 at 6:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Watch your punctuation, spacing, and capitalization. Did you graduate from today's public PhD program?

    December 24, 2011 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. ¿TTUИFFUЯ ( ½ ELF slayer & ½ BUGBEAR KILLER )

    they are making budget cuts... cause they are broke..

    December 24, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. MKULTRA CHIPMAN

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    December 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    JIF, your critics will never have anything on you.
    Your don't need change.
    They do.
    I still adore you.

    December 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Typo:
    *You* don't need to change.
    banasy© is tired, and should edit before posting, also.

    December 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Name*joe blow

    Banasy,I see.

    December 24, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Blazzie

    The mysterious ball from outer space means the aliens are watching us.

    December 25, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tabitha

    @ Blazzie, are they learnin much do ya think??? They are probably l0 universes away by now lol

    December 25, 2011 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
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