Compassionate Conservatism

Gov. George W. Bush, 1995-2000


Capital Cases Reviewed by the Governor: 154

Executions Confirmed: 153


Commutations Recommended by Board of Pardons and Paroles: 7

Capital Commutations Granted (Henry Lee Lucas): 1

Noncapital Commutations Granted (Sharon Denise Stewart): 1

Commutations Denied: 5


Pardons Requested (noncapital cases only): 377

Pardons Recommended by Board of Pardons and Paroles: 152

Pardons Granted by the Governor: 20

Pardons Denied: 357

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