Eight Iowa women denied commutation requests

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Eight women serving sentences in Iowa’s correctional facilities were denied commutation requests by the governor.

According to a report by KCCI, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced on Friday, November 1, 2013 that he denied commutation requests from eight Iowa inmates which would have made them eligible for parole.

Radio Iowa reported that three of the women committed their crimes in Scott County, one in Cedar County, and four in Polk County. The women, ranging in ages from 29 to 70-years-old, were convicted of crimes including attempted murder, robbery, and kidnapping. Two are serving life sentences for first-degree murder.

One of the inmates committed her crime when she was under 18. “Her sentence was vacated and she is currently waiting resentencing,” according to Radio Iowa.