David and I love Blank on Blank, a video series that animates recorded interviews with notable people. It's produced by PBS Digital Studios, and the latest one is a 1982 interview with kidnapping victim Patty Hearst, who served time in prison for being forced to take part in a bank robbery by her captors, the psychotic Symbionese Liberation Army.
At Hearst's trial, U.S. Attorney James L. Browning, Jr. — who applied for his post because he had become "distressed by what he considered federal laxness toward civil disobedience, and encouraged by his politically conservative mother" — didn't think being threatened with death, beaten to unconsciousness, brainwashed, and raped in a closet while blindfolded by her captors when Hearst was 19 years old was a good enough excuse. Hearst was sentenced to prison for seven years.
President Jimmy Carter's commutation of her sentence to the 22 months served freed Hearst eight months before she would have had a parole hearing. The 1979 release was under stringent conditions. President Ronald Reagan reportedly gave serious consideration to pardoning Hearst. She recovered full rights when President Bill Clinton granted her a pardon on January 20, 2001.