Wisconsin governor issues 17 more pardons

Tony Evers

MADISON, Wis. — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has pardoned 17 more people.

Evers’ office announced the pardons late Wednesday afternoon. The people’s crimes including stealing stolen calves, attempted burglary, arson and dealing marijuana. Most of the offenses were committed decades ago.

Evers said in a statement that he believes in second chances and all the convicts have paid their debt to society and wanted pardons to advance their careers.

“I believe in second chances,” said Evers. “Each of these individuals has earned a pardon by paying their debt to society, making amends, and contributing to their communities. Many of the individuals I pardoned were seeking pardons to advance their careers or better serve their communities, and I wish them the best in these endeavors.”

Evers’ office says the governor has now granted 29 pardons.