Tuesday, November 23, 2010
At the Tennessean.Com, the clemency record of Gov. Phil Bredesen is reviewed. It is reported that, during his eight year tenure, the State's clemency board has sent him only 21 recommendations. This year alone, the board has received 227 applications for clemency, reviewed 158 of them and recommended only five. Bredesen has also commuted the death sentences of Gaile Owens and Michael Joe Boyd to life in prison and exonerated Clark McMillan (convicted of rape and robbery but released after DNA evidence proved his innocence - 22 years later!)See complete story here.