Massachusetts Governor’s Council Approves 2 More Pardon Requests

The council approved pardon requests for True-See Allah and Thomas Schoolcraft

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The Massachusetts Governor's Council has granted two more clemency requests, approving pardons for two convicts.

The council voted 7-1 on Friday to pardon True-See Allah, who was convicted in 1991 of armed assault with attempt to murder for his role in a shooting that left a man paralyzed. He was not the shooter.

The panel approved Thomas Schoolcraft's pardon on a 5-3 vote. Schoolcraft had received a suspended sentence and two years' probation after being convicted of breaking and entering in 2006.

Gov. Deval Patrick had recommended the pardons.  

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