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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

  1. Clemency (pardon and commutation) Application Forms/Petitions
  2. Clemency Statistics (1900-present)
  3. Sheriff Joseph Arpaio records

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.

To find information about FOIA requests that have already been processed or are currently being processed by PARDON, you can review and/or download PARDON's FOIA Log for a given fiscal year of reporting. The FOIA Log includes the date received (if tracked), date closed, status, outcome, and subject of the request since we began tracking them electronically.  For any log that has “Open” as the status of a request, that report cannot be finalized until a final response has been sent from PARDON to the requester.  Accordingly, we will attempt to update these reports monthly until the status of each request is “Closed”.



  1.  FY2017 to Present FOIA Log (September 30, 2022)


All documents, unless otherwise noted, are available as Portable Document Format (PDF) files, which may be viewed with a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Policy Statements

  1. Clemency Regulations, 28 C.F.R. §§ 1.1 et seq.
  2. Language Access Plan


  1. Congressional Testimony: Recent Presidential Pardons, Roger C. Adams, Former Pardon Attorney, before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, February 14, 2001
  2. Federal Statutes Imposing Collateral Consequences Upon Conviction (November 2000)
  3. Civil Disabilities of Convicted Felons: A State-by-State Survey (1996)

Final Orders and Opinions

Updated February 20, 2024