Barbour’s Paroles and Pardon’s Held Up by Court
In what I can only believe is another "keep 'em in prison" political ploy Hind County Circuit Judge Tomie Green blocked the release from Mississippi prisons of 21 inmates. These 21 individuals were still serving time when their pardons was announced.
The injunction was issued after State Attorney General Hood filed a lawsuit seeking the injunction citing that the individuals did not meet the constitutional requirement of publishing notice of heir request for clemency in newspapers from the area in which the crimes were committed.
It is interesting to note that AG Hood is the only Democrat to hold statewide office in MS. Could this be an attempt to portray himself as "tough on crime" when preparing a run for another office?
ParoleNow will be watching to see what office Hood announces for next.
The freedom of the incarcerated is not a game and the individuals and their families are not pawns.
Massachusetts To Dismiss 20,000 Drug Convictions
Due to widespread criminal misconduct of a lab’s chemist in analyzing drug samples, Massachusetts has decided to dismiss approximately 20,000 drug convictions.
Florida Supreme Court Approves Voting Rights Restoration for Convicted Felons
The Florida Supreme Court has approved the language for a proposed state constitutional amendment which would automatically restore voting rights to many past felony convictions who have completed their sentence, parole, and probation.