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May 7, 2011

"Parole Board will hear case of jailed Akron mom"

The title of this post is the headline of this local article providing an interesting clemency follow-up to a high-profile case from Ohio.  Here is how the article starts:

The Ohio Parole Board today decided to schedule a full hearing on the case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, an Akron mother jailed for 10 days for enrolling her daughters in a school district where they were not residents.

In February, Gov. John Kasich asked the board to give him a recommendation on whether he should grant clemency to Williams-Bolar.  He could grant her a pardon, clearing her record of the two third-degree felonies, or reduce the convictions to misdemeanors.

After having a staff investigator look into the case, the board decided to set a date for a hearing in the next month or so to gather information from Williams-Bolar and the Summit County prosecutor, said Carlo LoParo, spokesman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.

The case attracted national attention, with several activist groups urging Kasich to pardon Williams-Bolar so she can pursue a teaching license.  Having felonies on her record would prevent that.

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Glad to hear the Ohio governor is at least seeking out facts to inform his decision-making process in this matter.

Here in California, Schwarzenegger simply reduced clemency decisions to, in his words, 'helping out his friends'.

Posted by: anonymous | May 7, 2011 10:18:33 AM

The appellant who prevailed at the Supreme Court prohibiting his execution because he had mental retardation now qualifies for the death penalty. His testing improved after spending a lot of time with lawyers. He no longer has mental retardation.

So spending time with lawyers improves educational attainment. I suggest that lawyers destroyed school discipline. They destroyed high standards as discriminatory. They mandated worthless spending on special education, depriving bright poor students of their enriched education. They imposed violent, disruptive students on everyone trying to learn.

Send all failing students to local law firms. This is not home schooling. It is __________________ schooling.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 7, 2011 3:06:52 PM

Supremacy Claus,

Your behavior can only be explained by craziness. Please check with Bill for an execution date.

Posted by: Anonomonopoeia | May 8, 2011 6:47:42 PM

Why is this even in the judicial system. This makes me sick.

Posted by: Sarah | Jul 8, 2011 10:34:02 AM

The case attracted national attention.

Posted by: SMSF | Nov 23, 2011 9:38:29 PM

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