Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said this week he intends to pardon a man from Tuckerman who was convicted over 20 years ago on an assortment of charges.
Steven D. Prine was convicted in Jackson County Circuit Court in 1997 on eight felony charges. The charges involved residential and commercial burglary; breaking or injuring; and theft of property.
The governor said Prine has met all terms of his sentence, and there have been no further criminal violations, however the prosecutor has raised objections to the application.
Prine’s pardon is one of 11 that the governor plans to make. Hutchinson’s office said an additional 34 clemency requests were denied and four had no action taken upon them.
The governor said all applicants intended for pardon have completed all jail time and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting period to receive public feedback on the notices before final action is taken.
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