Thursday, December 9, 2010
TampaBay.com reports that the State's Board of Executive Clemency has voted unanimously to commute the 35-year prison sentence of 50-year old Monique Baker. Baker, described as "model inmate," was "classified as a habitual offender after committing burglary and other crimes to support a life of substance abuse." Her original sentence was actually 90 years. A former high school principal, a retired sheriff's office "official" and a "civic activist" testified on Baker's behalf. See full story here.