Border Patrol agents who shot smuggler released from prison

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Will serve out sentences in home confinement

PHOENIX -- Two former Border Patrol agents who had their sentences of more than 10 years commuted just before President George W. Bush left office have been released from prison.

Ignacio Ramos was released around 8 a.m. from the Phoenix federal prison and Jose Compean was freed from a prison in Ohio a few hours prior.

They had been serving time after they were convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and trying to cover it up.

They had been in prison since January 2007.

Their commutation becomes effective March 20, and both will serve out the remainder of their sentences in home confinement.