Ramos gave prison officials a list of five people he wanted there to greet him at the gate. They denied everyone but Monica and Botsford.
“I said, ‘We’ll see about that,’” Setmayer said.
She had pestered the federal Bureau of Prisons liaison so often as she advocated for the agents that they developed what she laughingly calls a “love-hate relationship.”
“So I called my trusty Bureau of Prisons liaison and said, ‘So I hear I’ve been denied access,’ ” she said. “He said, ‘I knew I was going to get this call today. In fact, my superior and I were talking about this very thing. I told him if I know Tara Setmayer she’s not going to get out of that car [at a security checkpoint], so we’re trying to figure out how to avoid that.’”