Pardons for the Scottsboro Boys are still awaiting approval

Scottsboro Boys Pardons

[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1367726530&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4044658&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1367726530 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– In April, Governor Robert Bentley signed legislation to officially pardon the Scottsboro Boys, but it turns out even with the pardon signed, it’s not official. For that to happen, the State Board of Pardons and Paroles needs to have some paperwork submitted and to hold a public hearing. The board needs documentation submitted by a circuit judge or district attorney in one of the counties where the young teens were tried. The paperwork must show the pardons would remedy a social injustice. As of now, the Parole Board has not received the documentation but understands the paperwork will soon be in hand.

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