An American jailed in Cuba is reportedly giving up hope as 300 rabbis urge the White House to help get him released.

Alan Gross has been in jail since 2009 after he was sentenced to 15 years for setting up internet in Cuba as a U.S. government subcontractor.

His wife Judy Gross was on “Fox and Friends,” where she told Tucker Carlson that her husband is “passively giving up.” She said that he is refusing visitors – including his family – and will not allow visits from the State Department in Havana.


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“He’s just slowly wasting away and has no hope,” she said.

Gross said the government keeps telling them that getting her husband released is a priority, yet she hasn’t seen any action.

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