Pardon Applications Up In Pennsylvania

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http://www.post-gazette.com/localnews/20030722pardons0722p7.asp Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is yet to invoke his clemency powers, but at least one predecessor suffered politically by doing so, the Associated Press reports. The vote of former Lt. Gov. Mark Singel to commute the life sentence of 24-year inmate Reginald McFadden came back to haunt him one month before the 1994 gubernatorial election when McFadden was arrested for killing two people. Republican Tom Ridge defeated Singel, a Democrat. During nearly seven years as governor, Ridge did not . . .

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