01/12/2012

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
CNN.com

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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