Office of the Pardon Attorney

Office of the Pardon Attorney

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The Office of the Pardon Attorney (PARDON) 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 Deputy Pardon Attorney

Deputy Pardon Attorney

Larry Kupers joined the Office of the Pardon Attorney as Senior Counsel in 2014 after two decades as a public defender, first in the Federal Defender’s Office in the Northern District of California and then at the Public Defender Service in Washington, D.C.


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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Larry Kupers
Deputy Pardon Attorney


William Taylor II
Executive Officer


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145 N Street N.E.
Suite 5E
Washington, DC 20530



Phone: 202-616-6070