Monday, July 21, 2014

Mississippi: Effect of a Pardon?

The Hattiesburg American reports that the State's Supreme Court is being asked "to determine whether a pardon by the governor should be grounds to wipe clean a criminal record." Rebecca Hentz, pardoned by Gov. Haley Barbour in 2012, thinks the answer is / should be "yes" and asked a County judge to "expunge her criminal record." The request was denied. Mississippi law does allow for expunction of criminal records "under limited circumstances." See full story here.

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