Friday, May 7, 2010
Governor Beebe has announced his intention to grant 5 pardons. He has also denied 37 clemency requests and taken no action on 54 applications. It is reported that the five applicants intended for pardons "have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences." There are no law enforcement objections to the pardons. Among the crimes committed by those receiving pardons: Attempted Manufacturing of Methamphetamine, Breaking and Entering, Theft of Property, Burglary, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Firearm by Certain Person, and Battery. See full story here.