Commutation, Skylark and the Innocence Project of Iowa
In the summer of 1974, Rasberry Williams shot and killed a Waterloo man over a $30 gambling debt. In April, Governor Terry Branstad granted Williams’ request for commutation, making him eligible for parole. We continue our corrections series by talking about when a life sentence should be reconsidered. Then, we learn about Skylark, which works with victims of domestic violence on commutation requests, and the Innocence Project of Iowa, which is about to file its first case.