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Exonerated Football Star Brian Banks Shows Support For ‘Innocence March’

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Brian Banks, who spent years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, walked in support of a march on behalf of the California Innocence Project (CIP) on Saturday.

05/12/2013

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Grandmother Seeking Clemency In ‘Shaken Baby’ Case Breaks Her Silence

Governor Jerry Brown is considering granting clemency for a 51-year-old woman convicted of shaking her infant grandson to death.

12/31/2011

In this Wednesday, March 18, 2009, file photo, former California Assembly Speaker Fabian Núñez, right, and his son Esteban Núñez, left, leave a hearing in Superior Court in San Diego. (credit: AP Photo/ Denis Poroy, File)

Calif. GOP Denounces Schwarzenegger Clemency

The California Republican Party has denounced the decision by former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to commute the sentence of the son of a political ally.

03/20/2011

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (right) and former Assembly speaker Fabian Nunez. (credit: Getty Images)

Calif. Bill Would Bar Last-Minute Clemency, Pardons

A state assemblyman is seeking a constitutional amendment that would prohibit a California governor from issuing last-minute pardons and commutations.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/14/2011

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Doors’ Jim Morrison Posthumously Pardoned For Indecent Exposure

Jim Morrison was posthumously pardoned Thursday for a 1969 indecent exposure conviction in Florida, a move a woman who said she was married to The Doors lead singer called a cheap political ploy.

12/09/2010

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Woman Who Killed Pimp Asks For Clemency

A woman who was 16 when she ambushed and killed her former pimp in a Southern California motel room has asked Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for clemency.

09/30/2010