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Mississippi Pardons

Barbour Pardon Challenge Hits Hurdle

Reuters | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

By Emily Le Coz TUPELO, Miss, May 17 (Reuters) - Mississippi's high court on Thursday rejected a motion by its state attorney general ...

Missing Mississippi Murderer Found

Posted 01.30.2012 | Crime

A convicted murderer who vanished after being pardoned by ex-Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour has been found in Laramie, Wyo., The Associated Press ...

Why Did Governor Haley Barbour's Pardons Cause Such A Backlash?

Molly M. Gill | Posted 03.20.2012 | Crime
Molly M. Gill

The last 30 years of sentencing policy may provide an answer. Getting "tough on crime" became popular among the public and politicians alike. We rejected the notion that a criminal could be rehabilitated.

New Mississippi Gov Supports Reduced Power After Barbour Fiasco

The Sun Herald | Geoff Pender | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Gov. Phil Bryant supports a constitutional amendment to reduce gubernatorial clemency powers "to very narrow guidelines" on which the public would vot...