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Kelly commutes 5 prisoners’ sentences, pardons 3 others

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly says she has commuted the sentences of five people and granted pardons to three others. Kelly said the people she decided to act on all showed strong signs of rehabilitation and being able to safely re-enter society.

The eight people were chosen after their records were reviewed by the governor’s legal team, the Department of Administration and the Prison Review Board.

The three people pardoned were Chivonda Hall, Xuan Hiep Le, and Joshua Townsend.

Those who received commuted sentences were Joseph Agrillo, Dominic Holder, Joseph A. Jones, Michael McLoud and Loren Thibodo.

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