Women are especially deserving of clemency consideration. Perhaps their drought of clemency grants is finally coming to an end.
The former trooper, Jay Hemphill, was sentenced to a year of probation after he pointed a gun at a woman near the Capitol in 2021
Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday commuted the sentences of four people and pardoned 18 others, including the parents behind the infamous 2009 “balloon boy” hoax. Polis said he was pardoning the balloon boy’s parents, Mayumi and Richard Heene, because “we are all ready to move past the spectacle from a decade ago.” “Richard and Mayumi […]
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday cut short the sentences of six more men convicted of murder and pardoned a seventh, continuing to use his clemency authority more than ever before as he prepares to leave office. Last week he shortened the sentences of six other men convicted of murder. MORE: Hickenlooper commutes life sentences […]
Gov. John Hickenlooper on Friday commuted the life sentences of six men convicted of first-degree murder as young men or teens, marking the most significant action he has taken with his clemency authority in more than five years when he indefinitely halted the execution of convicted killer Nathan Dunlap. The term-limited Democrat granted parole eligibility […]
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has issued pardons for 23 people determined to have moved past their criminal histories and to be contributing to their communities. Hickenlooper’s clemency decisions were announced Friday. Several cases involved convictions years ago for theft, non-violent drug possession and forgery. The governor’s review of petitions for clemency incorporates input from crime victims, victim […]