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Developing this morning now a judge in Mississippi temporarily blocking the release of 21 inmates.
Pardon by outgoing governor Haley Barbour Barbour signing more than 200 pardons.
Before leaving office on Tuesday of this week and -- state attorney general believes -- may have overstepped his power.
Our chief intelligence correspondent -- average on this -- seeing what does the judge's order means for this.
Well thank you -- and good morning the judge's order effectively blocks the release of these 21 inmates who were still serving their time.
When -- pardons were announced by the outgoing governor Haley Barbour.
And the outrage from some of the victims is palpable.
I think delta base that governor himself on absolutely.
And the faintly in the saying hey let's just get get.
But there wasn't any -- -- that's a coward's way out yet.
-- murderers who had been allowed to work at the governor's mansion doing like jobs as reward for good behavior the Mississippi attorney general is challenging the pardon saying.
Some do not meet the legal requirements.
Estimate there maybe as many as a 170 father will have to look at.
-- appears from our preliminary view that -- in Georgia and probably -- -- And according to -- there is a constitutional requirement to publish notice of this request for clemency in those local papers.
Where the crimes were committed bill so barber is leaving office is he responded to this since the story.
Well yes he has in a statement from his office and they say 90% of those who got clemency were already out.
And the governor's idea was to give them a better chance.
And starting over -- that statement reads in part quote.
The pardons were intended to allow them to find gain full employment.
Or acquire professional licenses as well as hunt and -- my decision about clemency was based upon the recommendation.
Of the parole bulletin board in more than 90%.
Of those cases and they added that the number released from prison is slightly more than 110 of 1%.
Of those incarcerated but clearly this controversy is really just because we're gonna watch that would debated next hour on what legal grounds each side -- -- thank you -- from Iraq Washington.
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