Monday, May 18, 2009

South Dakota: Pardon, At Last reports that a man who spent seven years in prison "for a crime he didn't commit" has "finally" received a pardon from Governor Rounds. Irvin Schoenwetter was convicted of raping his 8-year-old stepsister and served time in prison until 1995. Afterward, he was forced to register as a "sex offender." The stepsister recanted her story in 2000, however, and, almost a decade later, a pardon has finally followed. See story here.

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