(Madison) A Dodge County man was pardoned by the governor. Tony Evers recently announced another 30 pardons, bringing the total number of granted pardons to 337 since the Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board was announced in 2019.
Among the 30 pardons was Jamie Gyr, who currently lives in Brownsville. When he was 18-years-old, Gyr and others stole from several storage units. The governor’s office says in the almost 30 years since, Gyr has grown both personally and professionally into a husband, father, and businessman.
With this most recent round, Evers has granted more pardons during his first three years in office than any governor in contemporary history. The governor says he is proud of their work to give a second chance to individuals who have made amends and paid their debt to society.
Evers has also signed an executive order, expanding, and expediting the pardon process. His predecessor, former Republican Governor Scott Walker, granted no pardons while he was office.