Outgoing governor gives 290 pardons

Outgoing governor gives 290 pardons

There are 39 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Jan 8, 2011, titled Outgoing governor gives 290 pardons. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

In exercising his ultimate authority as governor, granting executive clemency, Gov.

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chilli parent

Powell, OH

#21 Jan 8, 2011
he geve my great uncle a pardon for assaulting my grandma in 1986 and were sent to jail for 19 years but since he was his buddy in luke he now pardoned him.. wonder if they gonna hook up... i swear if kasich isnt any butter i am moving to kentucky
Bob

Kennesaw, GA

#22 Jan 8, 2011
Retired wrote:
Gotta pardon and forgive all those potential Democrat voters
Potential ? A felony never stopped an ACORN worker from giving a guy a pack of smokes and a ride to the polls. Look how many felons that voted for Al Franken.
Reader

Chillicothe, OH

#23 Jan 8, 2011
Mom
The public can't have it both ways, You pardon someone and the public complains and you keep them in prison and the public complains. For all you Strickland haters out there Kasich is already calling for a Prison Reform. WHAT DO YOU PEOPLE THINK THAT IS? This isn't new. Even before the election DRC had already set a goal to get under 48,000 inmates. They were around 54,000 when this came about. They are currently around 51,500 now. The ultimate problem with this concept is the county judges have to buy into this. Any sentence over 6 months (prison time) under 6 months (county jail time). Judges are more apt to give over 6 months because that relieves them of the costs. And if Johnny boy goes out and commits a crime it is DRC that gets blamed on this. Sorry, DRC doesn't determine his prison sentence the county judge does. Unless they were sentenced before Senate bill 2 (around 94) then the parole board determines the time.
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.
Reader

Chillicothe, OH

#24 Jan 8, 2011
BTW, can anyone recall any former governors that approved the execution of an inmate more than Strickland? I dont think you can. I can only recall 2 inmates in the past 2 years that Strickland overrode the Adult Parole Board that recommended execution. And 1 of them was the botched execution. The inmate dehydrated himself so bad that his vains collapsed.
Steinberg wrote:
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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.
Reader

Chillicothe, OH

#25 Jan 8, 2011
Sorry but the math actually adds up pretty correct then. 19 year sentence, has completed 14 full years. Can almost guarantee he would have been released within the year unless he caught another charge while in. For every 30 days in prison an inmate could earn 14 (good days)(prior to Senate Bill 2 around 1994). That means one month equals 17 days. This law was from legislation not DRC. DRC does not make the rules on that. You can blame the governor who was in charge 14 years ago not strickland
chilli parent wrote:
he geve my great uncle a pardon for assaulting my grandma in 1986 and were sent to jail for 19 years but since he was his buddy in luke he now pardoned him.. wonder if they gonna hook up... i swear if kasich isnt any butter i am moving to kentucky
WmTipton

Grove City, OH

#26 Jan 8, 2011
Great.
So as a last defiant act this crook turns 300 criminals loose.
Reader

Chillicothe, OH

#27 Jan 8, 2011
Tipton
What dont you understand, you guys bitch that the prison system costs so much, when they pardon inmates it saves taxpayers money. I can almost guarantee these pardons were nonviolent or almost at the end of their sentence. I would recon to believe some were due to medical issues costing the prison even more. What dont you understand is Kasich is doing a prison reform, duh criminals not behind bars then either. So what is the difference?
WmTipton wrote:
Great.
So as a last defiant act this crook turns 300 criminals loose.
Travel Zim

Tucson, AZ

#28 Jan 8, 2011
lobozoid wrote:
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
Lobotomized should be your handle. Get real and quit relying on government handouts.
kissy

Palm Coast, FL

#29 Jan 8, 2011
90 percent of the jailed are dems.... not a surprise he let hes family out of jail
Jim

Cleveland, OH

#30 Jan 8, 2011
There were probably thousands more cases that he would have approved if requested I feel. Too bad he isn't allowed to set legal prescient or didn't reverse the many drug laws that are out of the definition of justice. I for one would love to have former freedoms and liberties restored to me.
WmTipton

Grove City, OH

#31 Jan 9, 2011
Reader wrote:
Tipton
What dont you understand, you guys **** that the prison system costs so much, when they pardon inmates it saves taxpayers money. I can almost guarantee these pardons were nonviolent or almost at the end of their sentence. I would recon to believe some were due to medical issues costing the prison even more. What dont you understand is Kasich is doing a prison reform, duh criminals not behind bars then either. So what is the difference?
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Funny.
Heres what I DO understand.
Because of these nutcase felons *I* choose to carry a gun, having been a victim of violent crime in the past.
While I care about the financial state of my state, I care just as much about the SAFETY of my fellow Ohioans.
So you can have your pocket change, friend,*I* prefer to NOT allow criminals back out on the streets at ANY cost.
Mark

Pickerington, OH

#32 Jan 9, 2011
Note to ALL spineless polititian, giving pardons after important elections is pathetic. Do it before elections so the citizens can judge your judgement.
reader

Chillicothe, OH

#33 Jan 9, 2011
Dude what do you think prison reform is going to do? Are you stupid? You can't have it both ways, you either keep them locked up and complain about DRC budget or you release the non violent criminals. What do you think Kasich has already stated.
WmTipton wrote:
<quoted text>Funny.
Heres what I DO understand.
Because of these nutcase felons *I* choose to carry a gun, having been a victim of violent crime in the past.
While I care about the financial state of my state, I care just as much about the SAFETY of my fellow Ohioans.
So you can have your pocket change, friend,*I* prefer to NOT allow criminals back out on the streets at ANY cost.
Jim

Cleveland, OH

#34 Jan 9, 2011
In our religion we have a book that we examine and it helps us learn the knowledgeable approach to things more real then us. One of the statements there that I feel would be of help to us is something someone who may be even more real then all of us was "let he without sin be the first to cast a stone". I think what he meant was when those who seek to deliver justice they only pervert it because they themselves while they wish they didn't do wrong have in their past have done so. If we are going to be above just good which is what was described as the universe before friendship was conceived or even discovered. Another fact is we are an ideal of great potential much like someone who is wounded making peace during times of mistaken beliefs which we are subject to. That fact alone tells us that healing must be performed. The universe has borrowed on it's future to provide for us and we must change so to be a solution to a failure to survive a mistake as always.
MJS

United States

#35 Jan 9, 2011
WmTipton wrote:
<quoted text>Funny.
Heres what I DO understand.
Because of these nutcase felons *I* choose to carry a gun, having been a victim of violent crime in the past.
While I care about the financial state of my state, I care just as much about the SAFETY of my fellow Ohioans.
So you can have your pocket change, friend,*I* prefer to NOT allow criminals back out on the streets at ANY cost.
As my grandmother used to say....wish in one had and sh** in the other and see which fills up first. You can keep up this wishful thinking that criminals will not be released to the streets but you better stop any complaining that it's costing you $. Can't have it both ways. It will COST you either way. Oh, and I was also a victim of a crime & understand where you are coming from but I also try to be open minded. Then again, that's the trouble with Ohioans.....they are very closed minded people.
James Lewe

Louisville, OH

#36 Jan 10, 2011
Why does everyone keep saying they were minor/ non-violent offenses. Did you see his list of Pardons? Felonious Assault with attempted murder...Pardoned! Aggravated Robberies...Pardoned! Get real! He supposedly in 48 hours reviewed 780 applications! Rubber stamper and a damn liar!
reader

Chillicothe, OH

#37 Jan 10, 2011
James as I previously posted the ones that were violent crimes were almost done with their sentence. They would be out soon anyways. And I would probably bet on that their was medical conditions on top of that. And these were not done in 48 hours. Get your facts straight. If you think he was so soft on inmates can you tell me any other governor in ohio history that executed more inmates during their term then he did.
James Lewe wrote:
Why does everyone keep saying they were minor/ non-violent offenses. Did you see his list of Pardons? Felonious Assault with attempted murder...Pardoned! Aggravated Robberies...Pardoned! Get real! He supposedly in 48 hours reviewed 780 applications! Rubber stamper and a damn liar!
Concernedaboutit all

Nelsonville, OH

#38 Jan 20, 2011
Spiffy wrote:
Key word in the article...MINOR offenses. Molesting a child is not a minor offense.
He pardoned a sherriff deputy who was caught and pled guilty to altering a doctors statement that was being used to try and convict a man for assault on a peace officer, this pardon is even after the ENTIRE PAROLE BOARD voted unanimously to reject his request for a pardon! In other words the parole board said no, but Ted said yes! He ignored the board when they recommended GRANTING a pardon, but he ignored them on 3 other when they said no! WTF??????????
Strickland Expert

Evanston, IL

#39 Sep 12, 2012
reader wrote:
James as I previously posted the ones that were violent crimes were almost done with their sentence. They would be out soon anyways. And I would probably bet on that their was medical conditions on top of that. And these were not done in 48 hours. Get your facts straight. If you think he was so soft on inmates can you tell me any other governor in ohio history that executed more inmates during their term then he did.
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Hey moron! james had hsi facts straight. Quit trolling about something you know nothing of. James Lewe worked with state representatives on pardon issues and was very well aware of all the facts and time lines. Who cares abou medical purposes. So if you take zoloft you're okay to assult whoever you want...idiot!

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