Baria is pushing for legislation to change pardons

The recent pardon spree by former Governor Haley Barbour has caused an uproar and state legislators are listening.

Representative David Baria has been working to change the way pardons work for years.

“Nobody should forget that the victims are not being heard. They went through this ordeal. The judicial system worked. Then one person, the governor, sets them free,” Baria said.

That is one of the main reasons Baria is introducing a bill on Monday. He hopes this will be the first step.

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