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December 23, 2010

Governor Pat Quinn Takes Clemency Action

CHICAGO – December 23, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today granted 34 and denied 51 clemency petitions. This action marks another step in a series of clemency decisions aimed at eliminating a massive backlog of more than 2,500 cases that built up during the previous administration.

The 85 clemency petitions acted upon by Governor Quinn date back to the January 2004 docket. Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police’s Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS).

Since taking office, Governor Quinn has acted on 895 clemency petitions. Governor Quinn has granted 371 and denied 524 petitions. Those actions include granting 362 pardons, authorizing eight people who had already received pardons to seek expungement of their convictions, and granting one commutation.

For additional information on the granted clemency cases, please contact the Prisoner Review Board at (217) 782-7274.


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