In a turn of events fitting of this Kafka-esque plot line, Clem was released on parole this past Tuesday night (December 16th). The circumstances were odd to say the least. Clem was suddenly asked to gather his things and after moving through a series of holding cells he was driven towards Manhattan. Approaching Newark airport, Clem still didn’t know if he was being deported, shipped of to Texas or something else. But they passed by the airport and eventually dropped Clem off on a street in Manhattan at 7:30pm in the middle of a snowstorm without any cash. One collect call later and this chapter of the bizarre drama finally come to a close.
Clem is on parole pending upcoming hearings in January and March. So this story is not over yet.
Clem has been let out on parole pending his Jan. and March hearings.
There is a Santa Claus after all !!!
Thank-you everyone for inundating our Senators with letters. We don’t know if it was the lawyers, the letters, the Union heads asking the Senators to look into Clem’s case, or a combination of everything, but he’s home now.
We are going to keep up the web-site www.freeclem.com for updates.
And our first order of business is to help two of Clem’s inmates, Zeff from Albania and Cheybou from Cameroon.
Clem will write you soon and relay some amazing tales.
Until then, many thanks and much love,
Robin and the rest of the family
So stay tuned. In the meantime, you can read Mackenzie’s reaction to the release.