Abuse of the Pardoning Power

Source Type: Newspaper
Publisher: The Reaper
Place of publication: Sheffield, Alabama
Date of publication: 6/29/1896

Abuse of the Pardoning Power. Gov. Oates has pardoned Alonzo Edwards, of Elmore County, who was convicted of white-capping and sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary. No convict should be pardoned unless for excellent reasons. A man pardoned by Gov. Jones was recently engeaged in murderout assault upon two aged ladied for the purpose of robbery; an this only one instance of the many in which executive clmency has been abused.– Tuskegee News.


“Abuse of Pardoning Power.” The Reaper (Sheffield, Alabama), June 29, 1895.