State Democrats Seek Changes With Pardons

Clarion Ledger: State Democrats seek changes with pardons

House Democrats say they are introducing legislation that would require a public hearing before a governor could pardon a prisoner convicted of a felony crime.

Rep. Baria also said he intends to propose legislation that would end the trusty practice.

“It won’t help these folks today, but it will help those in the future who might be affected,” said Rep. David Baria, D-Bay St. Louis, who sponsored the legislation, at a news conference today.

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