Breaking News Bar
updated: 8/29/2014 4:51 PM

Governor grants 38 clemency requests

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
Associated Press

Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on 124 clemency petitions, granting 38 and denying 86.

The Chicago Democrat announced the news in a release Friday afternoon.

Order Reprint Print Article
 
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.
Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.

Contact information ( * required )

Success - request sent close

His office says those who were granted clemency have recently undergone criminal background checks. Clemencies that the governor granted were for crimes such as forgery, drug convictions and burglary.

Quinn says he's granted more than 1,100 clemency petitions since he took office and denied about 1,900 requests.

His office says the governor is making progress on clemency decisions aimed at clearing a backlog of more than 2,500 cases that built up under his predecessor.

Share this page
Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
    help here