(LITTLE ROCK) Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his intent to grant 9 pardons. An additional 44 clemency requests were denied and 5 had no action taken upon it. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.
The applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole and probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. Governor Hutchinson intends to grant pardons to the Randy C. Bennett of Waldron and Michael Real of Fort Smith.
Seven other individuals from elsewhere in the state, were also selected to be pardoned with the announcement by the Governor.
There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the notices before final action is taken.