Statehouse
2:35 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Quinn Acts On Clemency Requests

Gov. Pat Quinn
Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn is granting 65 clemency petitions and
denying 124 while working through a backlog of pardon requests.
 
The Democrat announced Friday he had acted on 189 requests on dockets dating to
2004. His predecessor, the impeached and now-imprisoned Rod Blagojevich,
notoriously let clemency petitions pile up.
 
Among those granted pardons Friday _ typically with a criminal record being
wiped clean _ were an armed robber; several convicted of battery, including
domestic battery; several convicted of unlawful use of weapon; illicit
drug-delivery and possession of methamphetamine or a product to make meth.
 
Since Quinn took office in 2009, he has acted on 2,600 clemency petitions. He
has granted 990 and denied 1,650.
 
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     Executive clemency:  http://tinyurl.com/mdomzwl