Historically, governors have reviewed cases like that of Michael Graham, whose conduct as a prisoner earned him the right to work as a trusty at the governor's mansion -- where he has performed well and proven to be a diligent workman. The governor is giving him a chance, through an indefinite suspension of his sentence, to start a new life away from Pascagoula and Jackson County, pending his future good behavior. He will continue to be under the supervision of the Mississippi Department of Corrections throughout the period of this suspension of sentence as though he was on parole.
Graham had three failed attempts at parole and a sheriff says, "He killed her in cold blood," Byrd said. He has no business being out of jail." See story here.