NEW YORK: Pardon

He was innocent of any crime. Yet he had spent three years and four months in Sing Sing prison for a forgery he did not commit. Last week portly Bertram M. Campbell (TIME, Aug. 6), a free man again, got a magnanimous pardon from the state.

It was a little embarrassing for all concerned: the Governor who pardoned the innocent man had been the District Attorney who sent him up the river. But the ceremony went off without a hitch. Governor Thomas E. Dewey summoned Campbell from New York City to the Executive...

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