Thursday, May 29, 2014
John MILES pardoned after conviction (1918)
As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 66 (June 1918 - February 1919), on October 8, 1917 John Miles had been convicted of petit larceny and sentenced to the Indiana State Penal Farm for 30 days, fined $10 and disenfranchised for 2 years. He was released from the penal farm on November 27, 1917 and the county prosecutor, county auditor and county treasurer (among others) petitioned the governor, James P. Goodrich, to pardon him. On September 26, 1918, the pardon was granted and Miles' full citizenship was restored, including his voting rights.