Sandinista leaders say they are preparing to free many, but not all, prisoners convicted of security offenses.
The latter was allowed only for male prisoners convicted of heinous crimes.
The prisoner, convicted of murdering his wife, began a 40-year sentence in August 1984.
The change applied only to prisoners convicted of committing more than one murder.
Justice Department officials said such eavesdropping is being used against only 13 unidentified federal prisoners convicted of terrorist acts.
The message is that a prisoner convicted of a drug-related crime should not be released without treatment.
And the prisoners convicted under Article 70 will stay in their cells.
On that day, the prisoners convicted with minor crimes were released from the prison.
State officials say they have no plans to deport prisoners convicted of violent crimes.
But we also knew that still in cells were many prisoners convicted of crimes like trying to get out of their own country.