DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has denied the applications of 18 inmates seeking commutation.
The governor made the announcement Thursday in a news release.
The individuals seeking commutation are serving different sentences, including life in prison. Some have been convicted of crimes like first-degree murder. Other convictions involve kidnapping and robbery.
The inmates range in age from 24 to 66. The governor did not provide any other details about his decision.