Miss. lawmakers want to limit pardons amid Barbour controversy
Mississippi's long-standing 'trusty' program is in the spotlight
By Rich Phillips
JACKSON, Miss. — It's triggered an emotional controversy.
The pardons of convicted killers by outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour has forced Mississippians to take a look at an ageless program that employed violent men — including convicted murderers — inside the governor's mansion and put those men on a fast track to a full pardon — and freedom.