Monday, October 17, 2011

Clemency article by Profs. Everett and Periman cited in Anchorage Press piece about pardons

An Alaska Law Review article about executive clemency by Dr. Ron Everett and Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty, was cited extensively in the October 13, 2011 Anchorage Press piece, "A Plea for Mercy," by Scott Christiansen.  The law review article, " 'The Governor's Court of Last Resort:' An Introduction to Executive Clemency in Alaska," briefly describes the history of clemency, examines the process in Alaska and recent changes to policy, and highlights the need for additional measures to afford former offenders a better chance for successful reentry into society.