Published: Jan 13, 2012 10:35 PM EST
Updated: Jan 13, 2012 10:59 PM EST

Four men, all convicted murderers given life sentences, are roaming free, thanks to a pardon from former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour. 

The state's Attorney General has since gotten a temporary injunction that requires the men to check in daily with prison officials. The problem is, they don't have to do that until they're found and officially served with court documents. 

Barbour cleared the records of more than 200 convicted criminals before leaving office this week. A judge Thursday blocked the state from releasing any more of the newly pardoned criminals.  But it's the ones who were already set free that have the families of the victims on edge. 

Barbour says 90 percent the pardons were recommended by the parole board and many of those pardoned were already free.  But the state's Attorney General says the former Governor acted above the law.