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CFO Sink Sends Letter to Governor Calling for Timely Action on Clemency Errors


Kyra Jennings or Kevin Cate, 850-413-2842
TALLAHASSEE - Florida CFO Alex Sink today sent a letter to Governor Crist urging him to convene a meeting of the Clemency Board during the October 13 Cabinet meeting in order to take corrective action on the errors that allowed thirteen ex-offenders to wrongfully be granted restoration of their civil rights.
“I feel it is important for the safety of our citizens and in the best interest of our state to reverse the error of giving rights to these thirteen ex-offenders who did not qualify, while at the same time recognizing the differing circumstances of these cases,” CFO Sink wrote.
In her letter, CFO Sink assigned the thirteen cases into four general categories and offered recommended courses of action for each category.  She also requested that the Chairman of the Parole Commission report at the next scheduled Clemency Board meeting on December 10 on all corrective action the Parole Commission is implementing.