Chelsea Manning Released After Obama Clemency DecisionPvt. Chelsea Manning is due to be released from a Kansas military prison after serving seven years of her 35 year sentence
Blagojevich Doesn't Get Early Prison Release From ObamaA presidential commutation was one of Blagojevich's last chances to be released from prison early.
Missouri Governor Pardons Clergy Who Protested for Medicaid Nixon's office said the other six people did not seek clemency.
Rauner Pardons 80, Attempts to Improve Illinois' Justice SystemMost of the pardons Rauner granted were for non-violent crimes such as forgery, drugs or theft.
Rauner Eliminates Clemency Backlog; Some Cases Dated to 2003He says it's an effort to improve Illinois' criminal justice system and help some people convicted of crimes go on to lead productive lives.
Gov. Nixon Issues 9 More PardonsGranting a pardon restores rights but doesn't expunge criminal records.
Rauner Issues 8 Pardons, Denies 118; Backlog Down Below 400A clemency granted allows a petitioner to go to court to seek expungement of his or her criminal record.
Missouri Governor Pardons 7 More in Final Months in OfficeThey all served their sentences.
UPDATED: Missouri Inmate Presses 11th-Hour Appeals as Execution NearsA Missouri inmate who abducted and killed a 19-year-old woman in 2001 is asking state and federal appeals courts to spare him from execution.
As Execution Nears for Condemned Mo. Man, Surviving Daughter Seeks Clemency"My father's a very important role model in my life,'' she said. ``He's always been with me. He's the only surviving parent I have and I struggle in life. To see my father live would help me.''
Missouri Executes 'Brain-Damaged' Death Row Inmate Cecil ClaytonThe Missouri Supreme Court, in a 4-3 ruling, declined to intervene Saturday. The court’s majority concluded there was no evidence that Clayton despite his brain injury isn’t capable of understanding his circumstances.
Attorneys Push for Clemency in Scheduled Missouri ExecutionAttorneys for Cecil Clayton, 74, argue in last-minute appeals and a clemency request that Clayton has dementia and brain damage from a 1972 sawmill accident.

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