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Governor Pat Quinn Takes Clemency Action

Press Release - Friday, April 18, 2014

CHICAGO - Governor Pat Quinn today granted 43 and denied 65 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 108 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 2,923 clemency petitions. Governor Quinn has granted 1,075 and denied 1,848 petitions.

For additional information on the granted clemency cases, please contact Ken Tupy at the Prisoner Review Board at (217) 782-1610 or

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