Thursday, December 29, 2011

South Dakota: 16 Pardons, 275 Commutations of Sentence!

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued 16 pardons which result in the "sealing of arrest, trial and conviction records." Although those documents are kept by state investigators. Among the offenses addressed were: drunken driving, selling or possessing drugs, petty theft, grand theft, burglary, forgery and assault. It is reported that "many" of the pardons were for "convictions that occurred more than a decade ago." Daugaard is also reported to have issued commutations "that reduced prison sentences by up to 90 days for nearly 275 inmates." See full story here.

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