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01/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/11/2019 20:43

Governor takes clemency action

SPRINGFIELD - In his final clemency review, Gov. Bruce Rauner today granted 30 clemency requests and 4 commutations. He denied 268 requests.

It is important to note that the backlog from previous administrations has been cleared and there are currently no pending clemency petitions in the Office of the Governor. Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police's Law Enforcement Agencies Data System.

A granted clemency request for a pardon with expungement allows the petitioner to seek expungement of their conviction through the court system.

For additional information on the granted clemency cases, please contact the Prisoner Review Board at (217) 782-1610.