Thursday, April 1, 2010

Arkansas: Recommendation

62-year old Willie Mae Harris is legally blind and in the 24th year of a sentence for accidentally shooting a husband that physically abused here. Harris says she is "extremely remorseful" for her crime, which she also calls "terrible." Now the State Parole Board has unanimously recommended that her sentence be commuted so as to make her immediately made eligible for parole. Harris received a similar recommendation in 2008, but Gov. Mike Beebe took no action on the request. See story here.

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