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Do Barbour’s pardons stem from Southern religious, cultural practices?

January 13, 2012

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ABC News has an interesting look at the South’s tradition of prisoner pardons, a practice it says is rooted in the region’s religious practices and culture. ABC asks whether those practices influenced former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour’s controversial decision to grant more than 200 pardons on his way out of office. Here is the introduction […]

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