Branstad denies 18 applications for commutation

Gov. Terry Branstad has denied the applications of 18 inmates seeking commutation.

The governor made the announcement Thursday in a news release.

The individuals seeking commutation are serving different sentences, including life in prison. Some have been convicted of crimes like first-degree murder. Other convictions involve kidnapping and robbery.

The inmates range in age from 24 to 66. The governor did not provide any other details about his decision.