Judge blocks release of pardoned inmates

Outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour's pardons were called 'a slap in the face to everyone in law enforcement'

By the CNN Wire Staff

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi judge Wednesday evening issued a temporary injunction forbidding the release of any more prisoners pardoned or given clemency by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour, whose actions created an uproar.

The pardons include four convicted murderers and a convicted armed robber who were released Sunday. The five now must contact prison officials on a daily basis as their fate is adjudicated.

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