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Governor Brown Issues 63 Pardons On Good Friday

Gov. Jerry Brown is keeping with his tradition of offering pardons to convicted offenders on Christian holidays, announcing on Good Friday that he issued 63 pardons.

04/18/2014

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Gov. Brown Pardons Mostly Target Drug Offenders

Gov. Jerry Brown issued 127 pardons on Tuesday, the vast majority of them to people who had been convicted of drug dealing, cultivation or possession.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2013

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Brown Announces Pardons For Murderer, 64 Others

Gov. Jerry Brown, who has been criticized for granting parole to more murderers than his predecessors, announced Saturday he has granted Easter Weekend pardons to 65 people, including one convicted killer.

03/30/2013

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Gov. Brown Pardons 79 Felons Based On ‘Exemplary Behavior’

Gov. Jerry Brown issued pardons to 79 convicted felons who served their sentences and committed no other crimes for at least a decade.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/24/2012

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Schwarzenegger Makes Snoring Sounds When Questioned About Reducing Nunez Prison Sentence

Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger made snoring sounds when reporter Dave Bryan questioned him about reducing the prison sentence for Estaban Nunez, son of former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.

04/14/2011

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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