Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb this week issued six pardons for ex-offenders.
The governor, with recommendations from a state board, considered 21 applications from ex-offenders looking for a pardon – which strikes felony charges from their record.
The six men chosen were convicted of crimes like theft, attempted fraud, and battery. But they have since become pastors, barbers and motivational speakers.
All six served their sentences more than ten years ago.
Holcomb spokesperson Stephanie Wilson says the criteria for receiving a pardon is rigorous.