“It is a shame that former Governor Barbour abused the pardon power. It is even more of a travesty that a majority of the present Mississippi Supreme Court chose not to enforce the clear language in our State Constitution. The people will have to enforce the law by going through the initiative process to amend our Constitution to prevent this abuse of the pardon power and this travesty of justice from ever happening again. I pray no person becomes a victim of any of these pardoned criminals.”
Attorney General Jim Hood
State of Mississippi