Friday, February 15, 2008

Michigan: Commutations

Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) has commuted the sentences of two drug offenders. A spokeswoman said Larry Drum's application "was thoroughly reviewed, and given his age, given that he does not pose a threat to the community, the recommendation to the governor was that his sentence be commuted." Drum is 70 and has been in prison over 15 years. Granholm also commuted the sentence of Vickie L Hoskins, 40, of Oakland County. The commutations were the first approved by Granholm for non-medical reasons since she became governor. See full story here and here.

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