Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tennessee: Pardons and Commutations!

Tennessean.com reports Gov. Phil Bredesen has granted clemency to 26 individuals - 22 pardons and 4 commutations of sentence. One of the acts was a commutation of the death sentence of Edward Jerome Harbison to life in prison without the possibility of parole. A statement said the Governor looked at the cases "for a long time” and decided that his grants were "a responsible and humane exercise of the governor’s power and best serve the interests of fairness and justice.” An Adobe file sumarizing each decision can be found here. See additional details on the story here and here.

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