CHICAGO – November 25, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn today approved 133 clemency petitions. This is the next step in a series of clemency decisions aimed at ending a massive backlog of nearly 2,500 cases that built up during the previous administration.
The 133 clemency petitions approved by Governor Quinn are part of 265 cases from the October 2003, January 2004, April 2004, July 2004 and October 2004 dockets. Each person granted clemency has recently undergone a criminal background check.
Since taking office in January, Governor Quinn has acted on 361 clemency petitions with 179 approved and 182 denied.
For further information on the approved clemency cases, please contact the Prisoner Review Board at 217-782-7274.