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Brown Denies Request By Oldest Death-row Inmate

(Salem, OR)  --  Oregon's oldest death-row inmate will remain in prison.  Governor Kate Brown has denied a request by Mark Allen Pinnell to be released to hospice care during his final days.  "The Oregonian" reports Pinnell is suffering from severe chronic pulmonary disease and has been moved off death row to the Oregon State Penitentiary's infirmary.  Brown says the governor should only use clemency power in only the most extraordinary of circumstances.  Pinnell, who's 67, has been on death row since 1988 for the murder of a Tualatin man.

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