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There is a free website, Pardon411, that has free information and instructions on how to apply for pardons in all 50 states. However, if you decide to pay for assistance, make sure to work with a licensed attorney in that state.


State Number of Pardons of Granted Pardon Form
Alabama

Applicant must write to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles in Montgomery and request an application for a pardon for restoration of his or her civil rights.

Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles
P.O. Box 302405 - Montgomery, Alabama 36130-2405
1-334-242-8730 - www.pardons.state.al.us

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Alaska

Applicant begins the process by first completing and submitting an “Eligibility Determination” form to the Alaska board of Parole Office (ATTN: Clemency Determination). Once eligibility is positively determined, an Application Form will then be provided to the potential applicant. Requests for Eligibility Determination forms should be submitted to: Alaska Board of Parole ATTN: Clemency Determination P.O. Box 112000 - Juneau, AK 99811-2000

Arizona

Eligibility: Only applicants who have served two years from their sentence-begin date and are not within one year of their parole eligibility or mandatory release will be considered. Applicants who are denied clemency are eligible to repetition two years after the final action by the Board.

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Arkansas

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California

Free to apply. Extremely rare; typically less than 2 granted per year.

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Colorado

Eligibility: Pardon applications are not generally accepted until at least 10 years after completion of sentence. Persons convicted under federal law or in another state are not eligible for gubernatorial pardon. Process: Application must be sent for comment to DA and court, who have 10 days to comment. Frequency of Grants: Only a handful of pardons granted in recent years. Contact: Mark Noel, Executive Chambers, 136 State Capitol, Denver, CO 80203-1792 Tel: (303) 866-2471

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Connecticut

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Delaware

For instructions on how to prepare Delaware's pardon petition, go to http://pardons.delaware.gov/services/pardinst.shtml

Federal Pardon

These are for federal offenses. Free to apply. Very rarely granted; typically less than 50 per year.

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Florida

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Georgia

Eligibility: All inmates are eligible to apply. There is no minimum amount of time that must be served before an inmate may apply for a commutation of sentence.
Process: No standardized application materials have been developed by the Board. An inmate or someone representing an inmate may write to the Board to request clemency. The only information required by the Board is the inmate's name, prisoner number, and the reason(s) why clemency should be granted.

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Hawaii

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Idaho

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Illinois

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Indiana

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Iowa

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Kansas

More information regarding the application procedure for parole and clemency are available on the Kansas Parole Board website. Applications are available by contacting the inmates facility:
For Example, if the inmate is serving at the Lansing facility, he/she may contact: Attn: Clemency Clerk
Kansas Department of Corrections
Lansing Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 2
Lansing, KS 66043
Tel: (913) 727-3235 ext. 7365

Kentucky

Process: Pardon application made to Parole Board, which forwards eligible applications to Governor. Then sent to prosecutor for recommendation (if no response within 30 days, assumes no objection). Applicant at that point asked to submit three letters of reference. Frequency of Grants: In past few years, more than 1000 applications for restoration of rights have been received annually. Pardon Board now forwarding over 90% to governor with favorable recommendation. However, current governor (Fletcher) has issued only about 100 “partial pardons” in first year in office (previous governor issued 637 in his first year in office). Contact: Mike Alexander, Deputy General Counsel, Office of the Governor, State Capitol, 700 Capitol Avenue, Frankfurt Kentucky, 40601. 502-564-2611

Louisiana

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Maine
Maryland

Write to the following address and indicate that you would like to have a pardon application mailed to you.  Please remember to include your complete mailing address, including zip code: Pardon Application - Maryland Parole Commission - 6776 Reisterstown Road, Suite 307 Baltimore, MD 21215-2343

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Parole Board/Advisory Board of Pardons P.O. Box 4547 - Salem, MA 01970 Tel: (978) 740-6488 Fax: (617) 242-8200 www.mass.gov/eops/parole.htm Nicole.Racki@state.ma.us John.Talbot@state.ma.us

Michigan

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

Eligibility: All inmates are eligible to apply.

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Missouri

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Montana

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Nebraska

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Nevada

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New Hampshire
New Jersey

Eligibility: All inmates are eligible to apply. Application Process: Applications are obtained upon written request from: Clemency Investigator
New Jersey State Parole Board
P.O. Box 862
Trenton, NJ 08265
Tel: (609) 292-4257
Fax: (609) 984-2188

New Mexico

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New York
North Carolina
North Dakota

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Ohio

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Oklahoma

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

Must request pardon packet by mail. The cost is $8. See instructions at: http://sites.state.pa.us/PA_Exec/BOP/business/pardn_ap.htm

Rhode Island
South Carolina

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South Dakota

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Tennessee

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Texas

About 40 are granted each year. Texas Gun Rights Restoration Form

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Utah

Must apply through the Board of Pardons & Parole. Click Here

Vermont

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Virginia

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Washington

More info available on the Governor's website.

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West Virginia
Wisconsin

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Wyoming

Request an application from: Wyoming Attorney General, Criminal Division, 123 Capitol Building, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 82002 (307) 777-7977