40 Years Ago Merle Haggard was Pardoned by Ronald Reagan

On March 14, 1972, then-California Governor Ronald Reagan pardoned Merle Haggard. The singer, who had numerous run-ins with the law, served 3 years in San Quentin for a burglary for which he received a full pardon. “They kept it under wraps,” Haggard told CMT in 2004. “There was some effort on my brother-in-law’s part, who … Read more