Mississippi Pardons May Spark Manhunts

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 17, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/Getty)

Mississippi's attorney general Jim Hood said Thursday that the state may have to issue a nationwide manhunt after four pardoned murderers left jail and "hit the road running." The four were among nearly 200 convicted criminals granted clemency by Governor  Barbour before he left office earlier this week. Why Barbour did this, and the legality of his selections, has been hotly debated by both members of the public and by victims' families.

Tiffany Brewer is the sister of one of the murder victims. P.S. Ruckman, a professor of political science at Rock Valley College who is an expert on gubernatorial pardons, also joins the program.

Guests:

Tiffany Brewer and P.S Ruckman

Produced by:

Alex Collins

Comments [1]

Richard from 98625

Proofread your work!
I found your story in Google News, and tripped over the entire message in the headline and first paragraph.
Show some pride! Proofread!

Jan. 13 2012 02:16 PM

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