March 23rd, 2012
04:57 PM ET

Wife of American jailed in Cuba: 'I have a lot of anger'

The wife of a State Department subcontractor jailed in Cuba hopes to intensify pressure on the Cuban regime as Pope Benedict XVI prepares to visit the island nation. In an interview set to air on CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront tonight, Judy Gross, wife of the contractor, Alan Gross, says "we are very hopeful he will intervene on Alan's behalf."

Alan Gross, who works for the State Department's U.S. Agency for International Development, has been held in jail in Cuba since 2009. "I'm very lonely," said Judy. "I miss Alan's companionship so much. I've never been an angry person before, but now I am. I have a lot of anger, which is very difficult for me."

Watch the entire interview tonight at 7 p.m. on CNN.

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  1. Leo

    America get an "F" on this issue from a race relations point of view. Our legal system has already failed this your African American kid, and now our justice system is trying to find away to allow this racist individual to go free after taking the life of yet another African American mans life. I do want to applaud the 75% of my white brothers and sisters that stand with us against this 25% of the backward "Good Old Boy" system. When you look at whats really going on in this country where some of these racist just can't contain themselves and act out on their true feelings and tie a black man to the back of a pickup to his death or beat a black person near death and then run him over in the parking lot of the hotel. Honestly, in the history of this country, have you ever heard of a black person doing anything remotely close to this to someone white. Its' a sad day in America when this many people have to march against our countries legal system failing its own people. "Stand Your Ground" is this where you can take the life of and innocent person if you feel threaded. What if I came across some white guy and decided to shoot him because I felt threaded. Just to think about it, we (taxpayers) pay these clowns to come up with this stuff. This political junk of win at all cost with these three guy running for president accussing President Obama of dividing the country by his comments on this tradgedy was low and just the kind of person that may hire and/or condone some elected law enforcement official to misuse his power and authority to allow these white vigilanties to roam free and act out against people of other nationalities without being properly punished if at all. If you keep letting these hate crimes be commited against people of color and these law enforcement officials like the clown that stepped down in this on going protest. This is just one on hundreds if not thousands of these racist authoritated figures across America like the one in Florida that saw the taped beating of a homeless African American by a relative and refused to arrest him. I wonder why these three presidential candidates can't see this stuff as dividing the country. I hope this comment gets on the air and pole some of these concerns and see what the responses will be. And I will close on the fact that some of these "closet racist" will have some stupid mess of commenting to this comment. Granted that some of the Internation Communities don't have much in the line of human rights to speak of, we as Americans pride ourselves on egual rights and when our neighbors see stuff life this across the globe wouldn't you expect they would have resevations about us talking the talk and not walking the walk.

    Feedback encourged.........

    March 27, 2012 at 1:38 am | Reply
  2. Bill

    Erin is unbearable. I can't take her sing song whine even in small doses.

    March 26, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Reply
  3. okiewan

    People-It sounds from most your anchors that you all have this guy convitted of murder? Even today a counselting fellow said their son was murdered? last night on 360 your guy actually sounded like he was out to whip up the crowd just for news? It is odd that you let people say murdered without knowing the case? It is also sad that people like sharpton instead of bringing the races togeather want a lynch mob every timme a killing invloves a black person.? Is there any doubt that this fellow will be found guilty of something just to quite the races? If him and inocent I would still book it to mexicco or south america to get asilum....For this country will hang him...

    March 23, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Reply

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