Governor Brown grants pardons in Yolo County drug cases

Governor Jerry Brown granted executive clemency to a man convicted in Yolo County as part of a wave of last-minute pardons signed toward the end of the governor’s term.

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erases a conviction from a person’s criminal record. Analysts say Brown’s decision to issue an average of 100 pardons a year is not unusual, though it may be an attempt by the governor to roll back certain tough-on-crime initiatives that took place during his inaugural term. Those initiatives have been blamed for a higher rate of criminal convictions that ultimately exacerbated the problem of prison overcrowding, among other issues.]]>

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