Governor Mike Parson Pardoned A Number Of People For 2022

Local News Politics State News Monday, January 2nd, 2023

An American political tradition among Presidents and Governors is alive and well.

Governor Mike Parson granted 21 pardons and approved two commutations in December.

A statement from his office says the official documents are filed and have been sent to the individuals.

Governor Parson inherited nearly 37-hundred pending clemency applications when he took office.

Since then he’s granted 434 pardons, approved 20 commutations, and denied or closed more than 18-hundred applications.

With around 15-hundred clemency files still open his office says Parson has instructed his legal team to continue reviewing them and working to eliminate the backlog by the end of his administration.

 

***Details:

For the month of December 2022, Governor Mike Parson granted 21 pardons and approved two commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and have been sent to the individuals. Families have been or are in the process of being notified. 

Governor Parson inherited nearly 3,700 pending clemency applications when he was sworn in as Missouri’s 57th Governor. Since the start of his administration, he has granted 434 pardons, approved 20 commutations, and denied or closed more than 1,800 applications. There are less than 1,500 clemency files currently open. Governor Parson has instructed his legal team to continue reviewing clemency files and working to eliminate the backlog by the end of his administration. 

Local News Politics State News Monday, January 2nd, 2023

Reporter Chris Barnum