FOIA Library

FOIA Processed Documents

Documents in this category have been disclosed, in full or with redactions, pursuant to previous FOIA requests. While all components post "frequently requested records," or those which have been release three or more times to FOIA requesters, they may also post other FOIA-processed documents which are likely to be of interest to the public.

Frequently Requested Records

Application Forms
Clemency Statistics (1900-present)
List of Clemency Recipients (1989-present) 

Operational Documents

Documents in this category consist of policy statements, staff manuals and instructions, final opinions and orders, which are always available without making a FOIA request. The proactive disclosure of these records allows you to instantly access information which relates to the Department's day-to-day operations.

Policy Statements

Clemency Regulations, 28 C.F.R. §§ 1.1 et seq.

Equal Access to Services for Individuals with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Staff Manuals and Instructions to Staff

The Office of the Pardon Attorney does not have any documents in this category.


Congressional Testimony: Recent Presidential Pardons, Roger C. Adams, Former Pardon Attorney, before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, February 14, 2001

Federal Statutes Imposing Collateral Consequences Upon Conviction (November 2000)

Margaret Colgate Love, Relief From The Collateral Consequences Of A Criminal Conviction: A State-By-State Resource Guide (2008)

ABA Commission on Effective Criminal Sanctions and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Internal Exile: Collateral Consequences of Conviction in Federal Laws and Regulations (2009)
Civil Disabilities of Convicted Felons: A State-by-State Survey (1996)

Final Orders and Opinions

Associated Press v. United States Department of Justice, Civil Action 07-1384 (2d Cir., Dec. 1, 2008)

Judicial Watch, Inc. v United State Department of Justice , Civil Action No. 1:01CV00720 (GK)

Lardner v. Department of Justice, Civil Action No. 08-1398 (D.D.C July 31, 2009)

Lardner v. United States Department of Justice, No. 09-5337 (D.C. Cir. Oct. 28, 2010) (unpublished)

Updated April 19, 2016