They were convicted in Bexar, Dallas, Hays ,and Coryell counties. Their pardons were granted between June 2002 and Sept. 2007. When a commutation of sentence is granted, legal penalties and/or terms of imprisonment are often reduced. Photo By Melanie Burford Conditional Pardon Gov. Perry granted only one conditional pardon during his time. Tyrone Brown received the conditional pardon in April 2007. Brown’s case picked up national media coverage when he was sentenced to life in prison after a positive marijuana test while on probation. Brown spent 17 years in prison before his conditional pardon granted by Gov. Perry. In this photo he hugs his mother and sister immediately following his release. Photo By Richard Ellis/Getty Images Restoration of Civil Rights-Federal Gov. Perry restored the civil rights of five individuals since he’s been in office. Two people were convicted in federal court.
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