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Community Engagement

The Office of the Pardon Attorney strives to maintain a clemency process that is accessible and transparent. The Pardon Attorney and staff are committed to educating the public about clemency, providing resources to assist in navigating the application process, and receiving feedback from stakeholders. Recent community engagement events have included the following.

Past Events:

April 2024: Second Chance Month
  • Visiting Room Project presentation
  • District of Columbia Clemency Board webinar
  • A Celebration of Second Chances event (watch the recording)
  • Bureau of Prisons workshops at FCI Danbury and the Yazoo City Federal Correctional Complex with the Pardon Attorney and staff (press release)
February 2, 2024 Community Clemency Workshop, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Washington, DC
January 9, 2024 Education seminar at FCI Dublin (visit readout)
November 13, 2023 Education seminar at FCI Petersburg (visit readout)
September 22, 2023 The Case for Second Chances: A Conversation About Criminal Justice, Collateral Consequences, and Clemency (event page)  |  (watch the recording)
September 16, 2023 Clemency workshop in Southeast DC hosted by the DC Clemency Board and MORCA
July 27, 2023 Education seminar at FCI Aliceville (visit readout)
June 6, 2023 Clemency workshop in Southwest DC hosted by the DC Clemency Board and MORCA
April 2023: Second Chance Month
  • Art Open House
  • A Celebration of Second Chances (watch the recording)
  • Clemency workshop for returning citizens in the District of Columbia
  • Pardon Training webinar hosted by the ACLU
  • Bureau of Prisons workshop at USP Lewisburg with the Pardon Attorney (visit readout)
February 8, 2023 Clemency workshop in Northeast DC hosted by the DC Clemency Board and MORCA
January 12, 2023 Education seminar at FCI Ft. Dix

Clemency Spotlights:

Second Chance Month:


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Updated May 2, 2024