Friday, January 23, 2009
The Associated Press reports Governor Beebe "intends" to pardon Leifel Jackson, a former drug dealer who was featured in a 1993 HBO documentary on "gang warfare." Jackson has been in prison for seven years now. He was sent there for drug and theft charges. He says, however, that prison has "helped him turn his life around." It is also reported that "no law enforcement officials have objected to Jackson's pardon request." See story here. Read more about Jackson here and here and here.