Friday, October 8, 2010

Wisconsin: Data on Governors, Clemency

Breaking News: Governor Doyle still trails Governor Thompson in the number of pardons granted (214 to 238). Thompson, who appears to be the gold standard of clemency for Representative Scott Suder (R), was SEVEN times more likely than Doyle to pluck criminals right out of prison and throw them in the streets (one of Steven's intolerable sins). Thompson usurped the decision making of the legislative and judicial branches (to employ Suder's style of muckraking) by commuting the sentence of seven convicted criminals! Doyle, on the other hand, has not commuted a single sentence.

Here are some data on recent Wisconsin governors:


Dreyfus (1979-83) 112 pardons / 4 commutations / 0 reprieves
Earl (1983-87) 202 pardons / 35 commutations / 0 reprieves
Thompson (1987-2001) 238 pardons / 7 commutations / 0 reprieves
McCallum (2001-03) 24 pardons / 0 commutations / 0 reprieves
Doyle (2003-) 214 pardons / 0 commutations / 0 reprieves

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