Governor Parson is continuing to grant pardon requests. Since December, Governor Parson has issued 70 pardons, bringing the total to 301 pardons and 18 commutations in his term of office. Governor Parson inherited more than 3,500 clemency applications when he took office on June 1, 2018.
Clemency is an act of mercy for individuals who have redeemed themselves and demonstrated a change of life. Pursuant to state statute, clemency applications are submitted to the Missouri Parole board, which conducts an investigation and then sends the file to the governor’s office for final review and a decision.