Courts & Crime

January 12, 2012 7:25 AM

Mississippi judge halts release of 21 prisoners Gov. Barbour pardoned

Attorney General Jim Hood says former Gov. Haley Barbour appears to have violated the state Constitution with many of the dozens of pardons he granted convicted criminals in his last days in office. A Hinds County judge on Wednesday night halted the release of 21 prisoners Barbour ordered freed who had not yet been released.

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