Monday, July 28, 2008

MIssissippi: Drive to Limit the Pardon Power

Adrienne Barton graduated from Pascagoula High School and was murdered by Michael David Graham sixteen years later. WLOZ reports that her graduating class "was outraged when Graham's prison sentence was suspended" by the Governor. So, several members of the class are now "writing personal notes to the governor" on a "very personalized petition" that will be delivered by State Representative Brandon Jones in August. Jones is also reported to be "exploring" options regarding limiting the Governor's power to grant pardons and will address state lawmakers on the topic at the legislative special session next month. See story here.

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