The Associated Press reports thirty-seven year old Alan Beaman has filed a petition for executive clemency from the Governor of Illinois. Beaman spent over a decade in prison before his murder conviction was overturned. He now wants the governor to recognize his innocence via a pardon. A State board will hear arguments on the petition in two months. Governor Quinn has promised to make a good faith effort at addressing the huge pile of clemency petitions that backlogged during the administration of his predecessor, Rod Blagojevich. See story here.