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Barbour airs pardons defense in Washington Post

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour defended his controversial pardons  in an op/ed published in the Washington Post Thursday.

At one point in the commentary, the two-term governor notes he left plenty of inmates in Mississippi prisons. “I authorized the release of 26 prisoners from custody. As of last week, there were 21,342 inmates in the state corrections system and 60,517 people under Mississippi Department of Corrections supervision. I released 12 one-hundredths of 1 percent (0.0012) of our state’s inmates,” he writes.

Here’s the full column:


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