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Governors Discuss the Politics of Clemency

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Governors Discuss the Politics of Clemency

Governors Discuss the Politics of Clemency

Governors Discuss the Politics of Clemency

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Few politicians want to be labeled as soft on crime — or be seen as lacking mercy. When death row inmates appeal for clemency, governors face a challenging dilemma. Former governors talk about how they made clemency decisions.

Guests:

Andy Furillo, Sacramento Bee reporter

Phil Batt, former governor of Idaho

Parris Glendening, former governor of Maryland

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