Monday, May 12, 2008
Governor Mike Beebe has announced that he will grant nine pardons. One will go to a woman who was convicted in 1992 of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. The grant is opposed by the Pulaski County sheriff. The other pardons cover such offenses as forgery, theft of property, breaking and entering, receiving and possession of an instrument of a crime and delivery of marijuana. It is also reported that an additional 21 clemency requests were denied and 40 received no action. See story here.