WHEREAS, persons convicted of violent crimes are currently eligible under certain conditions for furloughs from the Department of Corrections; and
WHEREAS, the existence of the Furlough Program may be injurious to the health, welfare and safety of the people of South Carolina; and
WHEREAS, it is a primary obligation of Government to protect its citizens from crime and violence; and
WHEREAS, the release of a person convicted of a violent offense who has not served his or her full sentence may constitute a threat to public safety and welfare; and
WHEREAS, this Administration has pledged to protect the personal freedoms of innocent, law-abiding citizens;
NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the powers conferred upon me by the Constitution and Statutes of the State of South Carolina, I, David M. Beasley, Governor of the State of South Carolina, do hereby order the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections to suspend all furloughs for violent offenders until further notice.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 23RD DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1995
DAVID M. BEASLEY
JAMES M. MILES
Secretary of State
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