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Conditional pardon for man sentenced under ‘kingpin’ statute (access required)

Gov. Ralph Northam in his last weeks in office granted a conditional pardon to a South Boston man convicted of nonviolent drug offenses under a state law colloquially known as the “kingpin” law. Jesse Dunaway was the only person in Virginia serving a life-without-parole sentence for a nonviolent drug offense. The conditional pardon will reduce Dunaway’s ...