Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Gov. Ted Strickland (D), on his way out of office, has granted 37 pardons and 6 commutations of sentence. He also denied 334 requests. None of the cases involved the death penalty and the Governor's office says most of the grants "associated with minor or non-violent offenses." In addition, the recipients had "completed their entire sentence, or never went to prison." It is also reported that Strickland intends to "decide" other cases later this week. See story here.