Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Florida: Heavy Workload + Delay = Fun. Clemency Not!

The Miami Herald reports that Gov. Rick Scott has actually said that exercising the clemency power is not particularly "fun." On the other hand, the "most fun" thing, according to Scott, is having an impact on state policy. The Governor is also reported to have said that he feels "sorry" for people who "made mistakes when young" and that he "believes in forgiveness." The evidence?
One of his first decisions as head of the Board of Executive Clemency to end the automatic restoration of voting and other civil rights for thousands of non-violent felons who have completed their sentences. That will increase the board's workload and delay decisions in those cases. 
See story here.

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