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Gov. Evers grants nine more pardons, bringing total to 74

Posted at 8:59 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 10:54:40-04

Gov. Tony Evers granted pardons to nine people this week after the Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board heard from applicants virtually last month.

The Board recommended applicants to Gov. Evers for final consideration. Including this nine, Gov. Evers has granted 74 pardons.

“I issued my first pardons one year ago and since, we have seen the positive impacts pardons have not just on individuals, but on all of our communities, as folks who have received pardons have pursued new careers and opportunities to serve their neighbors,” said Gov. Evers. “A pardon is a second chance for one individual that can have widespread positive impacts and I am glad to be pardoning these nine people today.”

Individuals convicted of a Wisconsin felony may apply for a pardon if they completed their sentence at least five years ago and have not committed any new crimes, under Executive Order #30.

Individuals currently required to register on the sex offender registry are ineligible for a pardon.

The pardon application and additional information can be found on the Governor's website.

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