Governor Holcomb grants medical clemency to man convicted in St. Joseph County

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed executive orders to grant medical clemency to three offenders, including a man convicted in St. Joseph County in 2003.

The three offenders, Alphonzo Griffin, Charles Calhoun, and Jerome Maclin, will be released on parole and will serve the remainder of their lives at a nursing home, Holcomb said.

Griffin was convicted for robbery causing serious bodily injury in St. Joseph County in 2003.

He was sentenced to 50 years in prison and has a projected release date of March 4, 2029.

Griffin suffered a stroke in 2014 that left him bedridden, non-verbal, and under 24-hour physical care.

The grant of clemency states that Griffin will be placed on lifetime parole at a skilled nursing facility by the Indiana Department of Correction.

If Griffin’s condition improves to where he becomes more independent, his original sentencing will be reinstated.

This is Governor Holcomb’s first time granting medical clemency since he took office.

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