Outgoing governor gives 290 pardons

In exercising his ultimate authority as governor, granting executive clemency, Gov. Full Story
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Former Newark resident

New Albany, OH

#1 Jan 8, 2011
Can someone please publish a list of all criminals pardoned? I think victims have the right to know! I want to make sure that Larry Godfrey, a convicted child molester from Hanover, is not one of them! He was denied parole a few years ago.
abc

Columbus, OH

#2 Jan 8, 2011
That seems like a lot, doesn't it? Relax. If you count the pardons for people OUTSIDE his administration, the total is only seven.
Spiffy

Mount Victory, OH

#3 Jan 8, 2011
Key word in the article...MINOR offenses. Molesting a child is not a minor offense.
Just the Facts

Columbus, OH

#4 Jan 8, 2011
Strickland will go down in history as the most liberal governor and an billion dollar deficit.

Just the Facts.
Mom

Westerville, OH

#5 Jan 8, 2011
I would be very upset with Strickland if I were one of the victims affected by these 290 criminals, since they are basically getting off scott-free without completing their sentence for their crime. I suppose it does save taxpayers from paying room/board to keep these people locked up--which is very costly--and if they become productive honest citizens in society, that's great. But what if they come out and commit more crimes? They should have to serve the remaining sentence that Strickland pardoned, as well as an additional sentence.
Retired

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jan 8, 2011
Gotta pardon and forgive all those potential Democrat voters
danburyman

Port Clinton, OH

#7 Jan 8, 2011
Just a payback to the people of Ohio for throwing him out! Maybe one of those fortunate criminals he freed will pay him a visit in the dead of night to thank him for his kindness! Just a thought!
Grove City Grump

Grove City, OH

#8 Jan 8, 2011
Former Newark resident wrote:
Can someone please publish a list of all criminals pardoned? I think victims have the right to know! I want to make sure that Larry Godfrey, a convicted child molester from Hanover, is not one of them! He was denied parole a few years ago.
All you have to do to check on the whereabouts of Mr. Godfrey is to look at the Ohio Offenders website at:http://www.drc.ohio.gov/Off enderSearch/Search.aspx

It should relieve your mind.
howrad

Dry Ridge, KY

#9 Jan 8, 2011
Really, who didn't see this coming. A prison psychologist and minister, we are just lucky he didn't release entire facilities
Grove City Grump

Grove City, OH

#10 Jan 8, 2011
Mom wrote:
I would be very upset with Strickland if I were one of the victims affected by these 290 criminals, since they are basically getting off scott-free without completing their sentence for their crime. I suppose it does save taxpayers from paying room/board to keep these people locked up--which is very costly--and if they become productive honest citizens in society, that's great. But what if they come out and commit more crimes? They should have to serve the remaining sentence that Strickland pardoned, as well as an additional sentence.
Having served part of their sentence is hardly getting off "scot-free."

As for you being one of the victims, my grandmother always told me to wait until I was hurt before I cried.
Brian Dill

Youngstown, OH

#11 Jan 8, 2011
How many did Dick Celeste pardon? I seem to recall he was another one who felt sorry for murderers and didn't beleive the death penalty was ever appropriate. If the law is on the books and a trial by judge and jury takes place and a person is convicted and sentenced, then that is their sentence. If evidence comes to light after the fact that casts doubt on the correctness of that verdict then a new trial should be granted. Allowing for executive clemency places too much power in the hands of an elected politician and circumvents the entire justice system. Having said all that I don't have a problem with vacating drug convictions for someone who has been a contributing member of society for a long time since then, we should have a means by which that takes place to allow people who make mistakes when they are young but have since matured and become good citizens to expunge their records. I would hate to be judged forever for the stupid things I did when I was 20 years old.
Sterling Silver

Grove City, OH

#12 Jan 8, 2011
howrad wrote:
Really, who didn't see this coming. A prison psychologist and minister, we are just lucky he didn't release entire facilities
If he had, he'd be doing Kasich a favor, who wants to cut prisons from the budget.
Serving Time

Columbus, OH

#13 Jan 8, 2011
Former Newark resident wrote:
Can someone please publish a list of all criminals pardoned? I think victims have the right to know! I want to make sure that Larry Godfrey, a convicted child molester from Hanover, is not one of them! He was denied parole a few years ago.
Is this you guy?

Larry R Godfrey is currently serving time for multiple “GSI” and “ATTEMPTED FEL SEXUAL PENETRATION” offenses, that were committed in Licking county.

http://www.drc.ohio.gov/OffenderSearch/Search...
Colemans Buddies

Hilliard, OH

#14 Jan 8, 2011
I see Ted pardoned one of Mike Colemans buddies.

That speaks huge. Ted covers Mike and Mike covered Ted.

I hope Mike DeWine looks into Mike Coleman. If any of the dirt we hear about is true, he should be in jail.

Run to DC Mikie... Obammie is calling you.
howrad

Dry Ridge, KY

#15 Jan 8, 2011
Sterling Silver wrote:
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If he had, he'd be doing Kasich a favor, who wants to cut prisons from the budget.
I'm not sure Strickland would want to do any favors for Kasich.
Madashell

Columbus, OH

#16 Jan 8, 2011
Teddy Buddy It's time to turn out the lights and vacate the office. Please get on your slow train into the sunset !!!!!

Since: Dec 10

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#17 Jan 8, 2011
Congrats to Ted, I wish him well in his new endeavors. Let's see, that makes room for 290 of Kay-sicks incoming cronies after or during HIS ONE TERM. With the new bunch of moron republicans arriving this month you'll again see them trying to privatize Social Security, doing away with HEAP and a host of helpful programs that help retirees like my wife and me. KAY-SICK will rank even with, or worse than BLOB TAFT. My fellow Ohioans, please remember this when it's time to remove KAY-Sick
Steinberg

West Chester, OH

#18 Jan 8, 2011
Former Newark resident wrote:
Can someone please publish a list of all criminals pardoned? I think victims have the right to know! I want to make sure that Larry Godfrey, a convicted child molester from Hanover, is not one of them! He was denied parole a few years ago.
The very thought of a pardon or commute in any way to a child molester if beyond belief. There are NO circumstances under which this could be done except the Governor owes someone big time.
Dirty Dem Ted

Hilliard, OH

#19 Jan 8, 2011
howrad wrote:
Really, who didn't see this coming. A prison psychologist and minister, we are just lucky he didn't release entire facilities
How about the quote:

One of the pardons went to Gregory Winbush, a former aide to Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman. Winbush, a former special assistant to the mayor, is outreach and community-relations coordinator for the Central Ohio Workforce Investment Corp.

Winbush was granted a full and complete pardon for drug-abuse, attempted robbery and other charges levied between 1989 and 1992.

So, the former aide to Mike Coleman is a robber. Mike Coleman and City Council are robbers.
They steal tax dollars and do not give the services as promised. Also many who work in the City, but live elsewhere have no representation.
kissin an tellin

Columbus, OH

#20 Jan 8, 2011
Yet another reason to eliminate the power of a lame duck Governor, once they have lost a bid to be re-elected. Look at this and understand this, would he have done this if he'd won??? Dare I say NO.
The next session has to address this; they have to eliminate the power to repeal, appoint, comute and expunge. The should not be able to appoint there running mates to political positions or judicial appointments. They should not be in a position of appointing anyone.
Strickland has made a mockery of our state and the system.
Goodbye one termer- goodbye!!!!!

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