Innocent Tacoma man imprisoned in Nicaragua, defenders say

There are 3 comments on the Q13.com story from Feb 16, 2012, titled Innocent Tacoma man imprisoned in Nicaragua, defenders say. In it, Q13.com reports that:

Since last summer, a former Peace Corps volunteer from Tacoma, Washington has been wasting away in a Nicaraguan prison, wrongfully convicted of international drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime, his supporters say.

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sanjuanfan

Managua, Nicaragua

#1 Feb 22, 2012
I feel bad for Jason and his family. I live here and always thought of him as a good hard working family man. For the past 22 years I have seen expats and tourists raise all kinds hell here, myself included. We have a big surfer and backpacker crowd that come here to cut loose, to say the least. Ive seen deaths, injuries, extensive property damage, trafficking, alcohol and drug abuse, etc... But never have I seen someone get such a stiff sentence as Jason, not even Eric Volz spent so much time in prison.
There must be something more to this than we are all led to believe. I hope the appeals court goes well for him.
need advice

Morristown, TN

#2 Jun 19, 2012
sanjuanfan wrote:
I feel bad for Jason and his family. I live here and always thought of him as a good hard working family man. For the past 22 years I have seen expats and tourists raise all kinds hell here, myself included. We have a big surfer and backpacker crowd that come here to cut loose, to say the least. Ive seen deaths, injuries, extensive property damage, trafficking, alcohol and drug abuse, etc... But never have I seen someone get such a stiff sentence as Jason, not even Eric Volz spent so much time in prison.
There must be something more to this than we are all led to believe. I hope the appeals court goes well for him.
Sanjuanfan, I could really use your advice regarding our upcoming trip to Nicaragua. We're looking for someone who lives there to answer a few questions we have. Would you be willing to help us?
tonto

United States

#3 Jul 12, 2012
My advice: San Juan is a total shit-show. Avoid it at all costs.

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