Clemency Recommended for Crittenden County Woman

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The Arkansas Board of Parole is recommending clemency for a former prostitute who was convicted of a 1975 murder in West Memphis.

The Board of Parole announced this morning that it's recommending executive clemency for 55-year-old Shirley Danner, who was sentenced to life in prison for the death of T.G. Poteets.

Since her conviction, Danner has been an active member of the Prodigal Daughters, a gospel choir of female inmates at the McPherson Unit for women, near Newport, prison officials have said.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)