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Posted: December 17, 2012 at 3:54 a.m.

100 YEARS AGO Dec. 17, 1912 A vital blow at the convict lease system employed in Arkansas and other states will be struck here today, when Gov. Geo. W. Donaghey will pardon and free 360 convicts from the state penitentiary. This drastic action is the direct result of sentiments expressed by Governor Donaghey in a speech before the conference of governors at Richmond, Va., two weeks ago.

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Arkansas, Pages 10 on 12/17/2012