Sunday, August 16, 2009

Iowa: Where Life Means Life!

The Des Moines Register reports Iowa's three most recent governors have commuted life sentences in only nine instances over the last 26 years. Meanwhile the population of those with life-sentences has risen dramatically, from 162 inmates in 1983 to 617 today (an increase of 281 percent). See story here.

1 comment:

Andrew Oh-Willeke said...

If there any good comprehensive reference, other than Pardon Power posts, on state level pardon and clemency grants?

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