Friday, February 8, 2013

Arkansas: Focus on Beebe

Maggie Clark of Stateline, has written an excellent piece on the pardon practices of Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe. Clark reports that, in his six-year tenure, "Beebe has pardoned 529 individuals, usually issuing a few pardons each month to minor drug offenders convicted more than 10 years ago. The process is a routine part of Beebe’s job." But, unfortunately:
... Beebe’s pardoning practices are increasingly rare among governors, who fear political backlash if a pardoned criminal should reoffend. 
There follows an informative discussion of the pardon power in the various states. We highly recommend this piece! See full story here.

No comments:

blogger templates | Make Money Online