Office of the Pardon Attorney

Office of the Pardon Attorney

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The Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA) welcomes correspondence, by mail or email, regarding clemency matters. Due to current resource limitations, we cannot respond to every piece of correspondence that is submitted to this office. However, every submission is given appropriate attention. Please read an explanation here.

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Meet the Acting Pardon Attorney

Acting Pardon Attorney

Larry Kupers was designated Acting Pardon Attorney by the Attorney General on August 30, 2017.


The Office of the Pardon Attorney assists the President in the exercise of executive clemency. Under the Constitution, the President's clemency power extends only to federal criminal offenses. All requests for executive clemency for federal offenses are directed to the Pardon Attorney for investigation and review. The Pardon Attorney prepares the Department's recommendation to the President for final disposition of each application. Executive clemency may take several forms, including pardon, commutation of sentence, remission of fine or restitution, and reprieve.

Presidential Clemency Action During the Trump Administration

August 25, 2017

pardon granted


December 20, 2017

1 commutation granted


March 9, 2018

1 pardon granted


Larry Kupers
Acting Pardon Attorney


William N. Taylor II

Executive Officer


Office of the Pardon Attorney
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145 N Street N.E.
Suite 5E.508
Washington, DC 20530


Phone: 202-616-6070