Friday, April 29, 2011
Further inquiries revealed Banks' name is on "a clemency spreadsheet," but that there is "no official paperwork" otherwise. It is has even been suggested to Banks that he might have to apply for clemency all over again (although the current administration "sympathizes" with him)! At least 5 others are similarly circumstanced.
The Dispatch notes Strickland was "rushing to complete all applications he received before leaving office" but he "ran into problems" because "he didn't act on any non-death-penalty cases until nearly three years into his four-year term." See story here.