Marshfield man pardoned
For the Hub City Times
MADISON – Marshfield man was among the 29 people pardoned recently by Governor Tony Evers.
Benjamin Reinwand of Marshfield was 20 years old when he and two other individuals sold a controlled substance to undercover officers. He is now a veteran of the Army and takes care of his nephews while his active-duty sister is deployed overseas.
“A pardon can be a powerful message for individuals who have worked hard to establish themselves as contributing members of their community – one that recognizes that people are more than their past and acknowledges their efforts to build a brighter future,” Evers said. “I am proud to grant these 29 pardons today and the more than 300 pardons I’ve been able to grant since 2019. Reaching this milestone is a tremendous feat, and we’ll work to continue this important process.”
A pardon is an official act of forgiveness that restores rights list when someone is convicted of a felony, including the right to serve on a jury, hold public office and hold certain professional licenses. A pardon does not expunge court records.
The Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board, which meets monthly, heard from applicants virtually last month and applications that were selected for expedited review or recommended by the board were forwarded to the governor for final consideration.