Commutations and Pardons of Gov.Bill Janklow

Number 20711
Subject State Government
Source Argus Leader (Sioux Falls
State South Dakota
Year 2003
Publication Date Feb. 2, Feb. 13, March 25, March 26, March 27, May 4, June 29, June 30, July 1, Dec. 30
Summary The Argus Leader discovered a slew of pardons and commutations that former Governor Bill Janklow had sealed from public view under a little-known state law. However, after appealing to the Attorney General, the records of Janklow's actions became public, and the scope of his pardons was brought to light. Apparently, Janklow commuted more prison sentences than any other governor in the nation during his last two terms.
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Keywords Pardons;commutations;prison;secrecy;cover up;governor;Janklow
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