SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown announced pardons for 79 individuals Monday, from convicted marijuana growers to drunk drivers, who served their sentences and committed no other crimes for at least a decade.
Most of the pardons announced 61 involved drug crimes, many of which carried no prison sentence. One of the pardons involved involuntary manslaughter, four grand theft, four robbery and three felony driving under the influence.
The pardons handed out by the governor on one of the slowest news days of the year include Jonathan Todd Moore, a Stanislaus County resident convicted of criminal transportation, importation or sale of marijuana in 1987.