Reward Offered in Barbour Pardon

    Image #: 16612223    Law enforcement photos show Anthony McCray (L-R), David Glenn Gatlin, Joseph Ozment and Charles Hooker, some of the prisoners pardoned by former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. Barbour's grants of commutations or pardons to more than 200 prisoners, all but eight in his final days in office, disproportionately benefited white offenders among a predominantly black prison population, a Reuters analysis found. Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chairman, stirred an uproar in Mississippi last week by the surprise grants of clemency, which numbered far more than any of his recent predecessors' in a state where law and order are hallmarks of political rhetoric.   REUTERS/Mississippi Department of Corrections/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)  Reuters /Mississippi Department of Corrections/HANDOUT /LANDOV

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    This could be a problem. One of the four convicted murderers pardoned by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour before he left office has gone missing. Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has offered a reward—though he hasn't specified the amount. "I think he's a danger to the community out there," said Hood. Hood says state prosecutors will argue that the pardons are invalid, but until they do so the murderers can remain free. They are, however, required to check in with authorities daily.

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