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Discretionary Justice - Pardon and Parole in New York from the Revolution to the Depression

Strange, Carolyn

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The pardon is an act of mercy, tied to the divine right of kings. Why did New York retain this mode of discretionary justice after the Revolution? And how did governors' use of this prerogative change with the advent of the penitentiary and the introduction of parole? This book answers these questions by mining previously unexplored evidence held in official pardon registers, clemency files, prisoner aid association reports, and parole records

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/272353
DOI: 10.4000/chs.2747

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