Pardoning convicted felons is only OK if they don't go out and commit more crimes

After reading Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary on gubernatorial pardons, I'd like some follow-up information about those who were pardoned or had their sentences commuted ("Pardons: A power to be taken seriously," Nov. 22).

In a previous letter to The Sun I noted that Dan Rodricks' column on the topic failed to be convincing because it lacked any information about the result of such pardons.

Knowing that a significant number of released prisoners have made contributions to their families, communities and employers would certainly support his the arguments in favor or pardons.

On the other hand, reading that those released had failed again to live in society without criminal activity would be important information as well.

Margie Saunders

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