January 11th, 2012
07:40 PM ET

Mississippi judge blocks release of pardoned prisoners

A Mississippi judge has issued a temporary injunction that forbids the release of pardoned prisoners, a move that comes after outgoing Gov. Haley Barbour pardoned 199 people.

Of the 199 people that Barbour pardoned on his way out of office, 14 were convicted murderers. Several convicted murderers have already been released.

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  1. and justice for all

    No wonder the USA has the highest incarceration rate in the world it's not the vicious prosecutors nor the draconian justice system it's we the American people who are vengeful and void of forgiveness and compassion, the fault dear Americans lies not in the stars but in ourselves.

    January 11, 2012 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • ???

      And this is based on...?

      January 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    uooooooooo it's raining men,there is a place in Colorado just for them.

    January 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Very good. But it probably won't matter. They'll uphold the releases once the hearing is done.

    January 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. peggy

    IIt's amazing how stupid people leaving public service do such damage to the public. Killers on the loose. My late husband always said all politicians once retired should be put in zoo so we the people can through popcorn to them

    January 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. David Mankins

    I make a long comment regarding this story & hit publish. Refresh site and my comment goes away. Thanks a lot for nothing!

    January 11, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hamsta

    sounds to me like some lawmakers have some better things to do than forcing the schools in california to teach gay history.they really need to make a law stating that violent criminals cannot be pardoned.

    January 11, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    That's all well and good, except we're talking about Mississippi, who does not make the laws for California, hamsta.

    January 11, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
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