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Office of the Pardon Attorney

Office of the Pardon Attorney

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PUBLIC NOTICE

The Office of the Pardon Attorney ("PARDON") welcomes correspondence, preferably by email, regarding clemency matters.  PARDON is unable to respond to every item of correspondence that is submitted to this office. However, every submission is given appropriate attention, and if it relates to a pending application for clemency, it is added to that clemency casefile. If upon further review of your correspondence, we require additional information or a further discussion, we will be sure to contact the writer.  If your correspondence either doesn't require a response or we have recently responded to a similar inquiry from a writer, we will not reiterate the same information twice. Please read the full notice here.

Meet the Director

Meet the Deputy Pardon Attorney

Deputy Pardon Attorney

Rosalind Sargent-Burns earned her undergraduate degree in Political Science from Bradley University, along with a certificate in Justice Programs from American University.  She received her Juris Doctor degree with an Honors distinction from Drake University Law School.

Mission

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

  1. August 25, 2017 - pardon granted
  2. December 20, 2017 - 1 commutation granted
  3. March 9, 2018 - 1 pardon granted
  4. April 13, 2018 - 1 pardon granted
  5. April 16, 2018 - 98 commutations denied & 82 pardons denied
  6. May 24, 2018 - 1 posthumous pardon granted
  7. May 31, 2018 - 1 pardon granted
  8. June 6, 2018 - 1 commutation granted
  9. July 10, 2018 - 2 commutations and 2 pardons

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Leadership 

Rosalind Sargent-Burns
Deputy Pardon Attorney

 

William Taylor II
Executive Officer

Contact 

Office of the Pardon Attorney
 

(Preferred) Email: USPardon.Attorney@usdoj.gov

AskPARDON Contact Form

 

By Mail:

U.S. Department of Justice

Office of the Pardon Attorney

950 Pennsylvania Avenue - RFK Main Justice Building
Washington, DC 20530

 

By Phone:

Phone: 202-616-6070