The Indianapolis News 21 Dec 1916
GOVERNOR GRANTS CLEMENCY IN FOUR SPECIAL CASES. - COMMUTES A LIFE SENTENCE Governor Ralston late today was to receive receive the December report of the state board of pardons, and it was expected that he would make an effort to check up the recommendations In the report and take official action in time for some prisoners prisoners to be released as a Christmas gift to them. The state board spent " the morning signing the report, which was agreed on following the hearings held last week. The Governor, meanwhile, exercised the pardoning power today to make several several families happier during the holidays. He granted a parole and a remission of fine to Harry Mann, sentenced from Alexandria August 8. 1?16, for petit larceny, larceny, to the state farm for six months and fined $000 and costs.