Gov. Holcomb Signs Executive Orders Granting Medical Clemency

Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced he signed executive orders granting medical clemency for the first time while in office.

“Today I granted medical clemency to three offenders who are bed ridden and diagnosed with terminal health conditions. The three men will be released to the supervision of the Parole Board and will serve the remainder of their lives at a skilled nursing home under the state’s care. In all three cases the offenders require 24-hour a day care as they are unable to care for themselves.

I granted the medical clemencies after a great deal of research and consideration. These men are no longer a threat to society, and it’s been determined they are better cared for at a skilled nursing home. The Indiana Parole Board unanimously recommended a medical clemency for all three men,” said Gov. Holcomb. The three men who have been granted clemency are Charles Calhoun, Alphonzo Griffin and Jerome Maclin. Mr. Calhoun was serving an 80 year sentence for murder, of which he had already served 40 years. Mr. Griffin was serving a 50 year sentence for robbery causing serious bodily injury, which he has served 19 years of. Mr. Maclin was serving a life sentence for rape and kidnapping, of which he had served 45 years.