NEWS: 20th criminal to be deported; initiative saves $1.4M
Dec. 30, 2017 (Hagåtña) — A man serving time at the Department of Corrections for criminal sexual conduct will be transferred into the custody of U.S. Immigrations, marking the 20th criminal whose sentence will be commuted for deportation.
Lawrence Moon was sentenced to six years in prison for second-degree criminal sexual conduct as a first-degree felony.
A citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, Moon has served a little over three years and two months in prison. He was identified by U.S. immigrations officials as having committed a deportable crime and was flagged with a federal detainer.
Moon is the 20th criminal to be removed or commuted for deportation through the Governor’s initiative to make Guam’s streets safer for residents. It costs an average of $119 a day, or about $43,435 a year, to house each inmate and detainee at the Department of Corrections. In the case of Moon and individuals who are transferred into the custody of U.S. Immigrations for deportation, the federal government takes on the costs when custody is transferred. The Governor’s initiative has helped save the government approximately $1.4 million.

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