Thursday, December 19, 2013
It is reported that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is granting clemency to twelve persons "after each case was favorably recommended for clemency by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles." In Texas, a pardon "restores rights to the person but doesn't automatically expunge the arrest record, although that may be requested." Among the offenses addressed in the pardon were: unlawfully carrying a weapon, assault, theft, burglary of a coin operated machine and theft by check. See full story here.