Readout of Pardon Attorney Elizabeth Oyer’s Visit to Federal Correctional Institution Petersburg
For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs
On Nov. 13, Pardon Attorney Elizabeth Oyer and members of her team visited Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Petersburg, which has a medium-security and low-security Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) facility for men with an adjacent minimum security camp, located in Petersburg, Virginia. The Pardon Attorney and her team provided a series of educational sessions about the federal clemency process and answered questions from inmates and staff. The Pardon Attorney and her team met with over 300 inmates and staff during their visit.
The visit to FCI Petersburg was the fourth in a series of quarterly educational events that the Pardon Attorney is conducting for inmates and staff at different FBOP locations.
The first took place at FCI Fort Dix, a low-security institution in New Jersey in January. During that visit, the Pardon Attorney and her team met with over 700 inmates and staff in a day-long series of trainings throughout the facility. The second took place at United States Penitentiary Lewisburg, a medium-security institution in Pennsylvania in April. During that visit, the Pardon Attorney and her team met with over 300 inmates and staff in a day-long series of trainings throughout the facility. The third took place at FCI Aliceville, a low-security institution for women in Alabama in July. During that visit, the Pardon Attorney and her team met with over 500 inmates and staff in a day-long series of trainings throughout the facility.
These educational sessions within the FBOP are part of a year-round initiative by the Office of the Pardon Attorney to increase the accessibility and transparency of the clemency process through education and community engagement.
Updated November 15, 2023
Press Release Number: 23-1281