... 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.
Friday, February 8, 2013
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: