Parents Claim Unnecessary Delay in Son's Release From Prison
9/6/2012 (Updated 9/7/2012 8:29:32 AM)Robert Leone's family is outraged by what they believe is an unwarranted delay in the release of their son from a Pennsylvania prison.
Officials claim a home plan has to be finalized before Robert can be released.
But the Leone's say the plan was actually approved by the probation department more than three weeks ago.
They say at that time the Bradford County Correctional Facility was notified to administer a drug test which is the last step in the process, but that didn't happen until last week.
Joan Leone says her son should have been out by now, and she is convinced that officials are dragging their feet:
"I was brought up believe in the Constitution believing this is a wonderful country and it is a wonderful country, but there are people in this country that are in powerful positions that are corrupt, that are denying us our civil rights and are denying us our laws," said Joan Leone, mother of Robert Leone.
But the Pennsylvania State Parole Board says Leone is currently in the release process which takes between ten days and four weeks.
A spokesperson believes Leone will be released sometime this month.
He has been serving a 16 to 48 month prison sentence after he led Bradford County police on 15-mile low speed chase in March of 2010.
The case has received national attention after a Youtube video posting of police surveillance showed that their son was beaten by police.
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