Alan and Judy Gross (AP/GROSS FAMILY)
WASHINGTON (AP) - Almost three years after her husband was arrested and jailed in Cuba, Judy Gross still talks to Americans who haven't heard his story. Now she is speaking more openly than in the past, hoping to make her husband's case as well-known as those of other Americans who won freedom after being jailed overseas.
Alan Gross, a Maryland native and 63-year-old father of two, was working as a U.S. government subcontractor in Cuba when he was arrested nearly three years ago. He is serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba.
For two years, Judy Gross tried to work quietly through diplomatic channels. But she says that wasn't working, so now she's more outspoken about forcing officials to bring her husband back to the U.S.