Friday, July 3, 2009
The Blatimore Sun reports Governor Martin O'Malley has granted six pardons, his first exercise of the clemency power in 2 1/2 years. The Sun also reports only one of those pardoned actually had served jail time (seven days for petty theft). The crimes were committed between 1978 and 1996 and there are more than 600 clemency requests pending. See story here.