(KOLR) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens released a statement saying he has issued five pardons and commuted four sentences.
“The ability to make wrong things right, for Missourians who have not gotten fair treatment from our criminal justice system, is one of the most solemn and precious abilities of a Governor,” Greitens said. “I believe in justice, and I believe that with these actions today-justice will be done.”
Greitens pardoned Stacey Lannert, Judy Henderson, Mark Whittle, Gary Thomas. He included Betty Coleman on the list even though she was pardoned by Gov. Holden in 2004.
Rodney Lincoln, Jessie McKim, Alvis Williams and Verdia Miller all had their sentence commuted to time served.
“Each of the people on this list has a story to tell, and I look forward to each of them having the chance to do that,” Greitens said. “Each of them has overcome injustice, and many have overcome abuse. Each of them has something to give to this state, and to the world.”