Brown granted 128 pardons in 2012, up from 21 his first year in office, and surpassing the 16 pardons and 10 commuted sentences that his predecessor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, signed in seven years in office. Seventy-nine of Brown's 2012 pardons were announced on Christmas Eve. Saturday's press release announcing the latest batch of pardons tied them to "the eve of Easter." As a young man, Brown spent four years in a Jesuit seminary studying to be a Catholic priest.See full story here.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
According to the Los Angeles Times, Gov. Jerry Brown "continued a pattern of pardons tied to Christian religious days" by granting 65 pardons. According to the Times: