The Price of a Pardon

The Price of a Pardon

In 1994, Mark Singel had an eight-point lead in the race for governor of Pennsylvania. A month before the election, news broke that Reginald McFadden, whose life sentence Singel had voted to commute two years before, had killed again. His campaign never recovered from the blow. Now, 25 years later, Mark Singel reflects on the meaning of mercy in the light of this fateful decision. Read full article: https://www.americamagazine.org/pardon

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