After being pardoned of a early 1990's murder, Joseph Ozment has disappeared. He, along with 200 other convicted criminals were pardoned by the outgoing Mississippi governor, Haley Barbour. The fact that Ozment has disappeared is only controversial because he has been summoned by a civil court regarding the pardons handed out by Gov. Barbour. The pardons have been brought into court because some feel he may have over-stepped his power, or misjudged the convicted criminals he set free.
There are two sides to this argument, one being the side of the Governor, who argues that several if the pardoned were "adequately rehabilitated." He can back up this argument by recounting his meetings with them while they worked on the governor's mansion during his term. The opposing argument is that he couldn't have possibly have met personally met with all 200 pardoned criminals and he is in fact abusing his power.