Marine veteran and Miami native Jon Hammar continues chained to a bed in a Mexican jail
That the travesty that has befallen Marine veteran and fellow Miami native Jon Hammar has continued for months without the Obama administration doing a thing to put an end to it is disturbing enough. To see Jon chained to a bed like an animal by Mexican prison authorities is completely appalling.
First Photo of Marine Jailed in Mexico
BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Held captive in one of Mexico's most infamous prisons, Marine Veteran Jon Hammar is seen chained to a bed in a new photo sent to the family from an anonymous Mexican email account.
"His eyes look a little lost," an emotional Olivia Hammar, his mother, told Fox News Latino. "It doesn't look like him. I feel like my blood pressure is through the roof."
The photo shows Hammar in solitary confinement inside the Matamoros state prison, nicknamed CEDES. A scraggly looking Hammar is seen shirtless and barefoot with a beard, jean shorts and with his feet over what appears to be grey crocs. He is sitting on an old twin-sized mattress in a room with chipped walls. A gallon of water and a refrigerator are seen to his right. Hammar is staring at the person taking the photo and does not appear to have any visible injuries.
It is the first photo released of Hammar since he and a friend were detained by Mexican authorities in August. The pair had crossed the border and handed the paperwork for the weapon to Mexican officials, but police ended up impounding their RV and jailing the men, saying it was illegal to carry that type of gun. Hammar's friend was later released because the gun did not belong to him.
According to Hammar and his family, the gun was an antique shotgun that had belonged to his great grandfather.
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