As his last order of business before leaving office, Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear pardoned 197 inmates and commuted the sentences of 6 others. According to media partner 14News, at least 10 of them were women who committed violent crimes after years of suffering domestic abuse. Beshear also pardoned several people in jail on drug offenses who are now sober and who outlined their plans for becoming productive members of society again. More than 3400 inmates had requested pardons. Just after midnight Tuesday Republican Matt Bevin was sworn in as governor.