Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Texas: Perry v. His Own Board

Over at Grits for Breakfast (I wish they would add cheese to that title!), there is an eye-opener chart of clemency activity in the State of Texas. It reveals that, during the tenure of Governor Perry, the Board of Pardons and Paroles has recommended 147 individuals for full pardons. Governor Perry, on the other hand, signed off on just 38 of them. Grits also notes "many" of those were "DNA exonerees." See this great blog entry here.

1 comment:

Gritsforbreakfast said...

I didn't look at his whole tenure, btw, just the past five years. Still, he wasn't any better during the first five. Perry is Texas' longest-serving governor.

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