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Board of Pardons

Overseeing all of Delaware's Pardons, Reprieves, Commutations of Sentence, and Executive Clemency.

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Printable Version     Table of Contents                         CONSTITUTION OF 1897 ARTICLE VII PARDONS §1. Power of the Governor; recommendation of Board of Pardons; entry in register and submission to General Assembly Section 1. The Governor shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures […]

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the differences between a pardon, commutation, and an expungement? A pardon is an act of executive grace that completely eliminates all consequences of a conviction. However, a pardon does not remove the record of conviction. A pardon removes any further punishment and restores civil rights. A pardon does not remove the historical […]

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Pardon Forms: Pardon Application Packet (Contains all of the Pardon forms listed below) Pardons Checklist Pardons Application Criminal History Review Form Narrative Description of Offenses (Summary) Affidavit of Mailing Request a Hearing by Telephone due to Hardship   Commutation Forms: Commutation Application Packet (Contains all of the Commutation forms listed below) Commutation Checklist Commutation Application […]

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About the Board of Pardons

The Board of Pardons makes recommendations to the Governor for pardons, reprieves, commutations of sentence, and executive clemency. The Governor shall have power to remit fines and forfeitures and to grant reprieves, commutations of sentence and pardons, except in cases of impeachment, upon the recommendation in writing of a majority of the Board of Pardons […]

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