After more than two decades in federal prison, Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz was granted a Petition for Compassionate Release on December 10, 2018.
Because of previous drug convictions, Muñiz was among the first to be subjected to the Three Strikes federal law that sent him to prison for life without parole in 1994. Due to his age, poor health, and constant community support, he has finally been released.
Muñiz was an outstanding student, athlete and attorney prior to his legal problems. In the early 70s he advocated for equality, justice and political representation on behalf of Chicanos, Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, and people of color. At the age of 30, he became one of the youngest candidates to ever run for Governor of Texas. Muñiz was instrumental in bringing positive social change and political representation for Mexican Americans throughout the Southwest, as is evident today. Due to this impact, the government brought multiple felony drug charges against him.
Dr. Andres G. Guerrero, Jr., author and graduate of Harvard Divinity School, has announced Freedom, Justice, and Love, his newest book about Ramsey Muñiz. He describes Muñiz’s life and the circumstances which led to this accomplished man serving a sentence of life without parole. Muñiz experienced pain, suffering, and illness which he continues to battle to this day.
Family members, congressmen, and supporters are grateful to God for his long-awaited release. For more information visit www.freeramsey.com.[source: email from Ruben Botello, Esq., Mar. 11, 2019]