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getting a pardon or clemency is as difficult as you'd imagine. you need someone on the outside doing your bidding to even get considered. And, it's a long shot at best if you doRead more
it takes months to hear back... and it's a real long shotRead more
On what grounds do you think that your inmate (over the 2.1 million incarcerated people) has that would compel the President (or Governor) to pardon someone you know? There is a process that requires an application be filed stating your reasons for the pardon. It is submitted to the Office of the Pardon Attorney who reviews and recommends a short list each year. It is a long shot and statistically-speaking it has little chance for successRead more
Clemency is possible for all convicted offenders. It is up to the President of the United States of the Governor of they state they were convicted to grant clemecy. If this is a federal application, there is something called the Office of the Pardon Attorney that handles all incoming requests. It is a long shot that works out for some, you never know which President might be in office at the time and how they respond to the reason forRead more
The inmate must apply for clemency themselves directly to the governor. There is a process in place, have your inmate ask their counselor for the proper forms.Read more
Yes, all inmates are entitled to apply for clemency, a pardon or compassionate release from the governor of the state they are incarcerated or in the case of federal inmates the President is the only one with that power. Inmates may write the US Pardon Attorney in Washington DC to apply. Obama pardoned more inmates than all of the previous presidents combined.Read more
It is every inmate's right to ask for clemency. If you have a drug offense and are in the federal BOP, Obama was giving out clemency tickets by the hundreds. There have been zero for sex offenders. The states also offer a way to apply to their governor for clemency. These are long, long shots for success. Long sentenced drug criminals have had a lot of attention from the Obama Administration - he has pardoned or granted clemency to moreRead more