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Governor Jerry Brown Grants A Slew Of Pardons

Governor Jerry Brown Grants A Slew Of Pardons

On the eve of Easter, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that he granted 65 pardons.


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 The individuals granted pardons all completed their sentences and have been released from custody for more than a decade without further criminal activity.

Individuals who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply to the Governor for a pardon. A gubernatorial pardon may be granted to people who have demonstrated exemplary behavior following their conviction. A pardon will not be granted unless it has been earned. Obtaining a pardon is a distinct achievement based upon proof of a productive and law-abiding life following conviction.

When a pardon is granted, the California Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are notified so that they may update their records on the applicant. The pardon is filed with the Secretary of State and Legislature, and is a public record.

Read all 65 gubernatorial pardons [here].


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Governor Jerry Brown Grants A Slew Of Pardons

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