Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wisconsin: Pardon Not for Sale

There probably will not be a more unusual pardon-related story than this one for a while ... David Day (48) a convicted sex offender, threatened to have five children murdered unless Gov. Jim Doyle (D) freed him from prison. At the time, Day was at Waupun Correctional Institution, and his plan was to have the children publicly impaled unless he was pardoned and someone also gave him $1 million. However, the inmate he asked to perform the kidnapping told the police. Day now faces a maximum of 200 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. See report here and here.

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