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Clemency and Expungement Guidelines - includes sample petition
« on: January 30, 2007, 04:14:31 PM »
The following information contains resources for filing clemency and expungement petitions to the Illinois Prison Review Board.


The Illinois Prison Review Board reviews, processes and submits confidential recommendations to the Governor on all executive clemency petitions that comply with the following steps:

First, a copy of the Board's clemency guidelines are forwarded to every person who submits a request, either by telephone, mail or e-mail, or by accessing the Board's website at www.state.il.us/prb under the Executive Clemency Link.

Once the Board's staff receives a petition, it is reviewed to ensure compliance with all of the filing guidelines. The petitioner is informed if the petition is complete and a docket number and letter will follow. It the petition is incomplete, a letter is sent informing the petitioner of what information is missing.

Incomplete petitions must be completed within 90 days or they are discarded. A late, but completed, petition is placed on the next available hearing docket. The petitioner is also afforded the opportunity to have a public or a non-public hearing. The Board's recommendations are typically forwarded to the Governor within 60 days following the hearing. The Governor is not under any deadline to respond to the petition. When a decision is made, the Board will notify the petitioner of the Governor's determination.
 

Guidelines for Executive Clemency

 
Download a sample Petition for Executive Clemency
(This sample petition can be filled out electronically, however it will still have to be printed out to submit to the Prisoner Review Board, the sentencing judge, and the county's state's attorney):


Sample Petition

 
Executive clemency petitions filed with the Board for hearing and recommendation to the Governor have increased in recent years. The average size of the Board's quarterly clemency public docket hearing was 35 cases in 1990. In 1993, the average number of cases considered quarterly was 90. The average number in 2003 was approximately 400 cases per quarter. In 1994, the Board initiated more restrictive petitioning requirements mandating unsuccessful petitioners to wait for one year before filing a repeat petition, absent compelling new information.

Clemency requests may stay at a relatively high level, because inmates serving determinate sentences now have no opportunity for parole and must serve the sentence imposed by the courts, unless the Governor grants them release through his constitutional executive clemency powers.
 

 
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Re: Clemency and Expungement Guidelines - includes sample petition
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2009, 01:38:52 PM »
Step by Step instructions for filing an expungement and the criteria for filing.

http://www.state.il.us/defender/exp.html
~ "I have visited some of the best and the worst prisons and have never seen signs of coddling, but I have seen the terrible results of the boredom and frustration of empty hours and pointless existence." ~ US Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger

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Re: Clemency and Expungement Guidelines - includes sample petition
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 02:32:47 AM »
I need help on how to file for a time reduction please.