Governor Jindal grants clemency for 21 people in Louisiana

Governor Jindal grants clemency for 21 people in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Governor Bobby Jindal is using his power to issue another round of pardons before he officially leaves office next week.

On Wednesday, his office announced he issued reprieves for 21 people in Louisiana, bringing his two term total to 83 pardons.

That is still well below the number granted by the two leaders who served before him.

Jindal's office said he has no plans to talk about the cases, but they added each pardon was granted after considering its impact on the convicted person, victims, police and local communities.

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