Gov. John Hickenlooper announced last Thursday that he granted clemency to 26 individuals who he said, “have served their sentences and are currently contributing members of their communities.”
Hickenlooper, who is nearing the end of his second four-year term as governor, has pardoned 66 individuals during his time running the state. In the past, the governor has granted clemency to those who were serving sentences involving drug addiction or in prison for crimes committed as juveniles.
The pardons Hickenlooper announced last week were granted to individuals serving sentences for a wide variety of crimes, including fraud by check, conspiracy to sell narcotics, menacing and robbery, and vehicular eluding and reckless driving. The list also included three people who’d been convicted on marijuana-related charges. (Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012).