Morrison Pardon on Track

By: Mike Vasilinda Email
By: Mike Vasilinda Email

Tallahassee, FL - In 1962, Jim Morrison was a clean cut college student appearing in this film promoting investment in Florida State and the University system. “We regret to inform you that we are unable to accept your application,” said the voice in the film.

A year later he was arrested in Tallahassee for being drunk and disorderly at a football game and, for stealing an umbrella and a helmet from a patrol car. The most severe charges were dropped and he paid a small fine. His only other Florida arrest was in Miami in 1969. He was convicted of indecent exposure and open profanity. His case comes before the Clemency board on Thursday.

This is just one of two reports that the governor and cabinet will consider in the clemency process. In the file is a 1970 letter from Morrison’s father, an admiral who commanded the Pacific Fleet, telling the parole commission that he discouraged the Doors front man from joining the band because he just didn’t have talent. The two were never close again.

Governor Charlie Crist will initiate the pardon. He was 13 when Morrison was arrested in Miami. “ And I was going to junior high school, trying to make good grades,” said Christ.

Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson is a yes vote.

CFO Alex Sink is still deciding, but she remembers the summer of 1969 very well.

Attorney General Bill McCollum says he won’t reveal his intentions until Thursday.


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  • by Seriously? on Dec 8, 2010 at 09:06 AM
    LMAO @dog. Really dog? You afraid he's going to move into your neighborhood? I agree with la; a lot of idiots posting today.
  • by la on Dec 8, 2010 at 07:39 AM
    All you morons,get a grip, governors and MANY of our Presidents have done this for years. This IS very common rather the person or persons ARE DEAD OR ALIVE. AND most are DEAD. As for what Morrison did or didn't do that is ANOTHER THING. JUST REmember this act is nothing new. Going on for centurys.
  • by dog Location: gone on Dec 8, 2010 at 05:41 AM
    morrison exposed himself on stage if front of young teen and preteen girls and boys and was arrested , I was there. NO PARDON for this Sex Offender.
  • by Dee Location: Tallahassee on Dec 8, 2010 at 05:12 AM
    Typical govt waste. It's incredible that Charlie thinks this may help his "legacy". Just ridiculous - thank God he's gone.
  • by who cares? on Dec 7, 2010 at 10:20 PM
    This is such a ridiculous waste of time and taxpayer's money. Crist, I'm glad you lost. If you would do this at the state level there's no telling what you would have done if you had made it to Washington.
  • by George Location: Tally on Dec 7, 2010 at 05:23 PM
    This is a joke. Unemployment high, murders high, economy low, people in a panic and the lame governor is worried about a pardon of someone that has been dead a long time. Charlie you be sure and go tell him he has been pardon, but please record his message would you. I can't wait to hear what he says. CC is a joke.
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