Gov. Tony Evers issues 17 more pardons

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

Evers' office announced the pardons late Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 19.

The people's crimes included stealing 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.

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

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