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Old 06-01-2015, 11:50 PM
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http://www.cleveland.com/open/index....pardons_b.html

During his 3 ½ years in office, Kasich has pardoned or commuted the sentence of 54 people, the majority of whom were convicted of low-level crimes such as theft or drugs, according to administration records. He also temporarily postponed the executions of five death-row inmates.

Kasich, however, has rejected 1,184 clemency requests through June of 2014, including 86 cases in which the Ohio Parole Record recommended leniency, according to state data. Twelve people have been executed under his watch.
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Pardons and commutations should NEVER be a common occurrence. They should be an extraordinary remedy, not the proverbial get-out-of-jail-free-without-future-consequence card...
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:32 PM
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It should be more frequent when the ohio parole board constantly usurps their unbridled discretion, especially when old law inmates are serving triple the time a new law inmate does. Then our Ohio parole board creates parole board guidelines TWICE which are a joke on paper, not a rule or regulation 15 years ago, and still flopping guys for nature of crime, and scared of media/public out cry. Once the public screams, they reverse their decisions, and they are the so called experts making six figures.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...a61_story.html

Here a parole is reversed for releasing a cop killer after public outcry, he been in for 38 years. Lately, I see more media hype on cops killing people
lately, and there is NO federal statistics on officer shootings and brutality, why is that???? Parole board decisions should be final and binding!!!!! just like a judge. They only reverse to save their jobs!!!

http://news.yahoo.com/parole-board-c...141934766.html

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I'm confused. You say the decisions of the judges and parole boards should be final and binding, yet you say someone with no first hand knowledge of the crime or circumstances should be more active in erasing those decisions with a single signature for political reasons - to get votes and "save their job" or further their career.

I agree with CenTexLyn - pardons should be held for rare circumstances.

If the sentence for a crime increases over time, the old law offenders don't have to go back to prison to serve more time because the new law offenders are getting more time than they did, or current old law convicts don't get time added to match up with the new law offender's guidelines. You get what you got that was the sentence at the time.

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Pardons effectively clear a record...executive clemency would make for a better argument as premised in this thread if it only had the net effect of a release to supervision. But it doesn't...and someone should not get the benefit of being exonerated simply because someone disagrees with the current application of a discretionary release practices.

As to amounts of time being served...easiest way to avoid THAT whole issue is not to commit a felony offense that results in prison time. For those that did, laws occasionally change after the release date that increase time that must be served for the new offenses. Those are not applied retroactively, although certainly their impact will be taken into account on a discretionary release, which parole generally is (I say generally only because there are SOME States where it is mandatory at a particular point in time).

And no, decisions should not be final...it would ideal if they were, but there are occasions where additional information becomes available. It is one of the reasons that, at least in my State, we have a statutory requirement that notice go out of the placement in the review process and notice of the decision to the trial officials as well as any victim or other person who has requested such notice.

38 years for a capital offense is not unheard of...I've seen MANY who did at least that much and their victim was not a member of law enforcement. Consider it the price to be paid for a jury not putting the needle into someone's arm...after that person chose to end someone else's life.
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When you are sentenced in Ohio your sentence becomes final and binding once received at reception center under Ohio revised code. Now you have to appeal through the courts..

Victims..we should get to see what they write as well...due to lies to file reconsiderations.
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For Ohio people to help you file a better clemency. Do a public records request to governors office for last 2-3 fiscal years of all clemencies submitted to their office...then research that list done by attorneys like berry Wilford who cost $20,000...then request for copies and you have a format for 5 cents per page.
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