Monday, November 8, 2010

Wisconsin: Doyle and Pardons

The Wisconsin Press Gazette notes that "despite a criticism that Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle has been granting pardons at a high rate in what will be his last year in office," several "local applicants" did not have much luck before the State's Pardon Advisory Board. Doyle has actually only granted 214 pardons (and zero commutations of sentence), despite the fact that applications are increasing dramatically. The Gazette reports that a previous governor, Thompson, granted the most at 238. Doyle's processor, Scott McCallum, had 24, Tony Earl granted 202 and Lee Dreyfus granted 112. See story here.

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