Biden Releases Who From Jail?

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

With the year ending, President Joe Biden gave full pardons to six individuals who the White House revealed had completed their sentences and were now valuable members of their communities.

Among those Biden pardoned on Friday (December 30) was a woman convicted of murdering her abusive spouse.

The remaining five individuals Biden pardoned were convicted on drug and alcohol-related charges.

Before pardoning Friday’s six individuals, the President had previously described the country as a “nation of laws and second chances,” expressing his commitment to pardoning previous convicts who have shown growth and commitment to rehabilitation.

That was the case for 80-year-old Beverly Ann Ibn-Tamas, who shot and killed her husband in 1976 when she was pregnant.

Ibn-Tamas was convicted of second-degree murder after testifying that her husband had threatened her and she had endured physical and verbal abuse from him.

Ibn-Tamas also testified that her husband had assaulted her before she took the fatal shot.

Ibn-Tamas was sentenced to one to five years, being credited for the time she had already served.

Following her sentence, Ibn-Tamas became the Director of Nursing for a healthcare business based in Ohio, remaining active as a case manager even after stepping down from her role as director.

The others Biden pardoned in Friday’s batch include 66-year-old Gary Park Davis, who was sentenced to six months for carrying out an illegal cocaine transaction over the phone, and 77-year-old Charlie Byrnes Jackson, who was convicted for selling alcohol illegally when he was 18 years old.

He also pardoned fifty-year-old Edward Lincoln De Coito III, who had served less than two years for trafficking marijuana; 72-year-old John Dix Nock III, who had served six months’ community confinement for a marijuana offense; and 37-year-old Vincent Ray Flores, who pleaded guilty to using ecstasy and consuming alcohol while in the military.