Category Archive: Pardon

Feb 03

49,000 Men Posthumously Pardoned Of Homosexual Crimes In United Kingdom

Alan Turing (dailymail.co.uk)

The United Kingdom has posthumously pardoned about 49,000 males who were convicted of consensual homosexual activity that is no longer considered criminal. The pardons were included in the Policing and Crime Act 2017 that received Royal Assent on January 31, 2017. Men still alive who were convicted of the affected crimes can apply for a …

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Feb 01

Innocents Database Was Started 20 Years Ago, On February 1, 1997

By Hans Sherrer Feb. 1, 2017 The first entries were made in the Innocents Database on February 1, 1997. Today, twenty years later, it is the only database in the world that strives to include every identifiable exoneration in the United States, as well as internationally. The database is accessible from Justice Denied’s homepage. The …

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Jan 04

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin Issues 192 Marijuana Possession Pardons

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (Pat Bradley - WAMC)

On January 3, 2017 Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin issued a pardon to 192 people convicted prior to 2013 of misdemeanor marijuana possession. In 2013, Gov. Shumlin signed a law decriminalizing possession in Vermont of less than one ounce of marijuana. Before the law was changed in 2013, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana …

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Nov 22

President Obama Doesn’t Know He Can Pardon Edward Snowden and Hillary Clinton?

President Barack Obama interviewed by Klaus Brinkbäumer and Sonia Seymour Mikich (Spiegel)

President Barack Obama was asked during an interview on November 17, 2016 if he was going to pardon Edward Snowden. Obama responded: “I can’t pardon somebody who hasn’t gone before a court and presented themselves, so that’s not something that I would comment on at this point.” On June 14, 2013 Snowden was charged with …

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Oct 31

Kenya’s President Commutes Sentence Of 2,747 Death Row Prisoners

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (wikileaks.org)

On October 24, 2016 Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta commuted the sentence of all 2,747 persons on death row to a sentence of life imprisonment. In addition, the president issued pardons to 102 prisoners serving long sentences. President Kenyatta’s office issued the following statement: President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed commutation documents commuting all death sentences into …

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Oct 25

Massachusetts Governor Pardoned 12 People Based On Innocence … In 1884

Massachusetts Governor George D. Robinson (1884-1887)

Regular news reports about the exoneration of a man or woman who was wrongly convicted of a crime may mislead a person to think it is a recent phenomena. It isn’t. In the four years since 2013 there have been 13 exonerations in Massachusetts. That is impressive. However, Massachusetts Governor George D. Robinson granted full …

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Dec 29

Nevada Grants 17 Unconditional Pardons In 2015

Nevada State Seal

The Nevada Board of Pardons has issued 17 unconditional pardons in 2015. The nine members of the Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners are the governor, the attorney general, and the seven members of the supreme court. The pardons board has the authority to issue a conditional pardon that can commute or reduce a sentence, or …

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Apr 10

Two Judges Who Are Former Prosecutors Lose Effort To Dismiss Alan Beaman’s Lawsuit

Illinois Circuit Court Judge Charles G. Reynard (www.McLeanCountyIl.gov, April 2012)

Two Judges Who Are Former Prosecutors Lose Effort To Dismiss Alan Beaman’s Lawsuit

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Aug 08

“It Is Over” — Charges Dismissed Against Norfolk Four Defendant Derek Tice

“It Is Over” — Charges Dismissed Against Norfolk Four Defendant Derek Tice

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Feb 25

Norfolk Four Detective Sentenced To 12-1/2 Years In Federal Prison For Extortion And Lying

Norfolk Four Detective Sentenced To 12-1/2 Years In Federal Prison For Extortion And Lying

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