PoliticalGround >> pardon vs. communte
|12/28/06 5:27 PM|
Member Since: 12/06/2006
What is the difference? Is a pardon posthumuously (sp?) and communting when the person is still alive? I'm a little confused after reading about Bush's latest pardons. Also, in Prison Break Lincoln wants the governor to pardon him, but he's obviously still alive.
|12/29/06 10:06 AM|
Member Since: 01/01/2001
A pardon is not limited to postumous action.
I believe commuting a sentence means that there is a reduction in the penalty, whereas a pardon is absolving the person of the crimninal act entirely.
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