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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2010

Governor Pat Quinn Takes Clemency Action

CHICAGO – April 2, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today acted upon 407 clemency petitions. Of the 407 petitions, Governor Quinn granted 147 pardons, authorized 2 persons who had already received pardons to seek expungement of their convictions, and denied 258 petitions.

The 407 clemency petitions acted upon by Governor Quinn are part of the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 dockets. 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 769 clemency petitions. Governor Quinn has granted 321 pardons, authorized 8 persons who had already received pardons to seek expungement of their convictions, and denied 440 petitions.

For further information on the approved clemency cases, please contact the Prisoner Review Board at 217-782-7274.



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