I specialize, with great success, in Pardons and Clemency Applications. This is a step in the right direction but I bet that a careful review of the pending cases would show that at least 500 more should be granted!
Excerpts from the Article:
Governor Mike Parson issues three dozen pardons. Parson‘s office has been working to reduce a backlog in clemency requests. When he took office in 2018, there were 3,695 pending clemency applications. As of April of this year, that number has dropped to 3,250.
Parson says the names of those pardoned will be released once their families are notified.