On Monday, Governor Mike Parson pardoned 24 individuals and commuted the prison sentences of four others. At the time of the announcement, the names of the individuals were being withheld giving officials time to notify family members. Today, the Governor’s office has released their names.
Gary Walton, Sr.
Parson’s office says the governor has instructed his legal team to continue reviewing clemency files and intends to keep working to reduce the backlog inherited by his administration. At last report, his office says the state has nearly 3,700 pending clemency requests.
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