Thursday, October 9, 2008

Michigan: Clemency Rally

The Bay City Times reports that an ?activist group" will be conducting a rally in Lansing Friday to "pressure" Gov. Jennifer Granholm to grant clemency "to certain female prisoners." One of the, is Luanne Szenay, who was convicted of first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in 1990. The rally hopes to bring attention to 15 clemency petitions before the governor and organizers are calling for release of "battered women prisoners who acted in self-defense against abusers but did not receive due process or fair trials." See story here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

According to a phone call I made to the MDOC-Parole Board, Governor Granholm has pardoned a few people, but I cannot find any evidence of that anywhere.

I see that she has commuted sentences for mostly sick people and I see that others have requested pardons for various crimes, but I can find not one bit of evidence that she has pardoned anyone.

Does anyone know where to look for that data?

Also, does anyone know how long it can take for a pardon to be granted/denied in MIchigan? I made my request to the Governor 11/04/07 and MDOC said it went to her office 04/03/08.

I have not heard a thing since then.

It seems like a long time for it to still be in Limbo.

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