Friday, June 6, 2008

Arkansas: 8 Pardons

Governor Beebe has announced his intentions to grant 8 pardons for individuals who have completed their jail sentences and fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements. They have also paid all fines related to their sentences. Under State law, there is a 30-day "waiting period" in which "public feedback" is to be collected. Among the offenses pardoned:

1. burglary, theft 2. battery 3. burglary, theft (objected to by prosecutors) 4. possession of meth with intent to deliver 5. burglary, theft by deception, possession of controlled substance with intent to deliver 6. delivery of a counterfeit substance 7. possession of a controlled substance 8. forgery. See article here.

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