Saturday, September 10, 2011

Arkansas: Five Pardons

Governor Mike Beebe, one of the very few governors who takes his constitutional duty to use the pardon power as a check and a balance - has announced his intent to grant 5 pardons. KATV Littel Rock describes them as "individuals who have demonstrated a high standard of constructive behavior following conviction." Beebe has also denied 24 applications. Per usual, the individuals to be pardoned, "have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences." Among the offenses addressed are:  Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Manufacturing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, Delivery of Marijuana, Shoplifting, Forgery, Burglary, and Theft of Property. It is also reported that there are "no law-enforcement objections to the pardons. See story here and here.

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