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Beshear pardons 197 inmates in last order of business

FRANKFORT, KY (WFIE) -

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear pardoned 197 inmates and commuted the sentences of 6 others as his last order of business.  

At least 10 of them were women who committed violent crimes after years of suffering domestic abuse.

Beshear also pardoned several people in jail on drug offenses who are now sober and who outlined their plans for becoming productive members of society again.

More than 3400 inmates requested pardons.

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