Labor: 1918

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Free Tom Mooney leafletFree Tom Mooney leafletGovernor William Stephens commutes Tom Mooney’s sentence from death to life imprisonment. Over the following two decades, activists worldwide call for the pardon of Mooney and Billings. Key witnesses recant their testimony and admit that District Attorney Charles Fickert framed the two labor leaders. Nine of the ten living jurors petition Governor Clement Young to pardon Mooney and Billings. Even the judge who sentenced Mooney appeals to the governor saying that Mooney is innocent.