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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 Article VII, Constitution of 1897 PAGE 1 RULE 1: Time and Place of Meeting PAGE 2 RULE 2: Application, Notice, etc. PAGE 3 RULE 3: Application, Duty of Secretary PAGE 4 RULE 4: Filing of the Application PAGE 7 RULE 5: Open Hearings, Quorum, etc. PAGE 8 RULE 6: […]

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 […]


Pardon Forms: Pardon Application Packet(Contains all of the Pardon forms listed below) A list of the individual forms contained in the pardon application packet: Affidavit of Mailing Application Cover Sheet Biographical Information Checklist Criminal History Review Form Summary of Offense(s) Reasons for Seeking a Pardon Request a Hearing by Telephone due to Hardship Commutation Forms: […]

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 […]