Final reprieve: Hochul grants clemency to 10 individuals before the New Year


Governor Kathy Hochul made her first batch of pardons as governor for the holiday season, granting clemency of just under a dozen older adults, yet only one of whom is currently spending their senior years behind bars.

“No one should be defined by their worst mistake,” Governor Hochul said in a press release after she pardoned 10 individuals along with announcing the creation of a new clemency advisory panel.