The Globe reports "most" of Barbour's pardons were for "lesser crimes, some dating back decades."
64-year old Herbert Lowery was busted for delivering marijuana thirty years ago, and refers to it as a "shameful mistake." Says the Globe:
Like Ailes, the pardon isn't likely to have much effect on Lowery's life. He too is disabled, from heart surgery and lung cancer. He's an avid hunter, but a judge restored his right to own a gun years ago. He's been voting ever since he got of prison. "I just wanted to clear my name before I died," Lowery said. "I'm so ashamed of what I did."For others, the pardons offer a chance at a better job and a better life. Which makes it all the more amazing that Barbour sat on the 250 applications forwarded to him by the State's Parole Board and all but ignored the pardon power for eight years, until his last day in office. See full story here.