Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ohio: Commutation of Sentence

Gov. John Kasich has commuted the sentence of Kelley Williams-Bolar, who was convicted on felony charges for falsifying information in order to send her children to Copley-Fairlawn City Schools instead of Akron City Schools. Kasich reduced the convictions to misdemeanors because, in his view, the penalty was "excessive." The decision follows a unanimous recommendation by the State's Parole Board to deny the 41-year old Williams-Bolar clemency. See story here.

1 comment:

John Thacker said...

How often does it happen that a governor overrules a unanimous parole board in order to be more lenient-- and not for a big campaign contributor or anything?

Obviously politics had something to do with it, but I personally think in a good way.

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