Category: Pardon

Nov 11

Fred Steese Pardoned For 1992 Murder In North Las Vegas

Fred Steese (Lisa Rasmussen)

Frederick Lee Steese was granted a full and unconditional pardon on November 8, 2017 by an 8 to 1 vote of the Nevada Board of Pardons Commissioners. It was their first pardon in at least 21 years of a convicted murderer. Fred Steese was convicted on March 1, 1995 of first-degree murder with a deadly …

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Oct 06

Federal Judge Vacates Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s Contempt Conviction And Dismisses Charge

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio

Sheriff Joseph Arpaio’s federal criminal contempt conviction was vacated and the charge dismissed on October 4, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton. Arpaio had been convicted by Judge Bolton on July 31, 2017 after a bench trial. On August 25, 2017 President Donald Trump issued a full and unconditional pardon of Arpaio. Arpaio was …

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Jun 26

German Parliament Approves Vindicating Males Of Homosexual Convictions

Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, has overwhelmingly approved a bill that will vindicate all men who were convicted from 1949 to 1994 of a homosexual crime involving consensual relations between males 16 years or older. The upper house of parliament has announced it will pass the bill. Men who are living can apply …

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Jun 11

In 2016 82% Of Death Row Prisoners In India Were Acquitted Or Had Sentence Commuted On Appeal

Death Penalty In India: Annual Statistics 2016 (report cover)

82% of prisoners sentenced to death in India whose appeal was decided in 2016 were either acquitted or had their death sentence commuted to a lesser sentence by an appeals court. “Death Penalty In India: Annual Statistics 2016,” a report by the Centre on the Death Penalty at the National Law University in Delhi, India, …

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Mar 27

Germany’s Cabinet Approves Pardons For More Than 50,000 Men Convicted Of Homosexual Crimes

Cartoon about Frankfurt trials in 1950 and 1951 ( Die Freundschaft (Friendship), 1951, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum #170)

Germany’s cabinet has approved a bill that will pardon all men convicted after 1948 of a consensual homosexual crime. Men who are still alive will be granted compensation. Paragraph 175 of the German Criminal Code criminalized homosexual acts between males. The law was enacted in 1871, and it wasn’t repealed until March 10, 1994. The …

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Mar 10

Justice Denied Issue 66 Is Now Online

Issue 66 of Justice Denied: the magazine for the wrongly convicted is available online. Issue 66 includes the following articles: Actress Madge Meredith Was Framed For Staged Kidnapping To Steal Her House Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin Issues 192 Marijuana Possession Pardons Luke Brett Moore Acquitted Of Fraud For Withdrawing $2.18 Million Through His Bank Account …

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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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