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Office of the Pardon Attorney

About the Office

The Office of the Pardon Attorney assists the President in the exercise of executive clemency. Executive clemency may take several forms, including pardon, commutation of sentence, remission of fine or restitution, and reprieve.

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Leadership

Elizabeth G. Oyer
Pardon Attorney
Rosalind Sargent-Burns
Senior Deputy Pardon Attorney
Kira Gillespie
Deputy Pardon Attorney

Presidential Proclamations

Case Statistics
Case Type Pending Cases
Commutation of Sentence 6,782
Pardon after Completion of Sentence 1,477
Total 8,259

Last updated April 11, 2024

Clemency Grants by President Joseph R. Biden
  1. April 25, 2022 - 1 Commutation
  2. April 26, 2022 - 75 Commutations and 3 Pardons
  3. September 19, 2022 - 1 Commutation
  4. September 30, 2022 - 2 Commutations
  5. December 2, 2022 - 1 Commutation
  6. December 30, 2022 - 6 Pardons
  7. April 28, 2023 - 31 Commutations
  8. September 14, 2023 - 2 Commutations and 3 Pardons
  9. December 20, 2023 - 1 Pardon
  10. December 22, 2023 - 11 Commutations
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