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Governor Newsom grants 26 pardons & commutations

This was all set in progress before the coronavirus crisis, according to the Governor's office.

Posted: Mar 27, 2020 8:10 PM

CALIFORNIA - Governor Gavin Newsom announced on March 27 he had granted clemency to 26 people.

"A clemency grant recognizes a person’s subsequent efforts in self-development," said his office. "It does not forgive or minimize the harm caused by the crime."

The Governor granted five pardons, allowing removal of barriers to employment and public service, restoration of civic rights and "prevent unjust collateral consequences of conviction, such as deportation and permanent family separation". This does not erase a conviction.

Also granted were 21 commutations allowing inmates to go before the Board of Parole Hearings so the Parole Commissioners can ultimately determine whether the inmate is suitable for release.

This was all set in progress before the coronavirus crisis, according to the Governor's office.

"In addition to the public safety and justice factors that the Governor normally considers when reviewing clemency cases, he also considered the public health impact of each grant, as well as each inmate’s individual health status and the suitability of their post-release plans, including housing," the Governor's office said.

Upon the factors weighed by the Governor in review for clemency are self-development and conduct since the offense, if a grant is consistent with public safety and in the interest of justice, and the impact of a grant on the community.

CLICK HERE for copies of the clemency certificates to find each case granted clemency by the governor.

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