CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today granted 38 and denied 129 clemency petitions. After inheriting more than 2,500 cases that built up during the previous administration, the Governor continues to make significant progress acting on clemencies.
The 167 clemency petitions acted upon today by Governor Quinn are part of dockets dating back to 2007. Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check through the Illinois State Police’s Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS).
A granted clemency request for a pardon with expungement allows the petitioner to seek expungement of their conviction through the court system.
Since taking office, Governor Quinn has acted on 2,815 clemency petitions. Governor Quinn has granted 1,032 and denied 1,783 petitions. Those actions include granting 1,011 pardons and authorizing 21 people who had previously received pardons to seek expungement of their convictions.
For additional information on the granted clemency cases, please contact Ken Tupy at the Prisoner Review Board at (217) 782-7274, (217) 502-0948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.