top of page

Samaritan Alert - Clemency - 1-1-24

The Law Office of Tom Norrid

SAMARITAN PROJECTS LLC

P.O. Box 9244

Springfield, MO 65801-9244

417-236-1179

 

UPDATE ON CLEMENCY FROM THE PARDON ATTORNEY – January 1, 2024

 

THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT RELEASED A NEW FACT SHEET DETAILING “IMPROVEMENTS TO THE CLEMENCY PROCESS”

 

Here is the full text:

 

The Justice Department is entrusted with the important responsibility of receiving and reviewing applications for executive clemency and making recommendations to the President in support of his exercise of the constitutional clemency power. In fulfilling this responsibility, the department is committed to improving the clemency application process to make it more transparent, accessible and user-friendly. The department is taking a series of actions to reform and streamline the clemency application process.

 

TRANSPARENCY & ACCESSIBILITY

 

Form Simplification: The Justice Department is updating all of its clemency forms, including web forms, to make them more user-friendly, streamlined and accessible to diverse populations.

 

Language Access: The Justice Department has translated its revised application forms and informational materials into Spanish and is in the process of making its forms available in other languages as well.

 

Partnering with Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP): The Office of the Pardon Attorney is working closely with the BOP to assist incarcerated individuals with the clemency process, including by launching a series of educational seminars for staff and individuals in custody. In 2023, the Office met with over 1,800 people in BOP facilities to provide information about applying for clemency. Additional sessions are scheduled in 2024.

  

EFFICIENCY

 

Reducing Processing Times: The Justice Department is taking steps, including providing additional staffing and technical support for the Office of the Pardon Attorney, to reduce the processing times to ensure that clemency petitioners receive answers in a timely fashion.

 

Closing Long-Pending Petitions: The current Administration inherited an unprecedented backlog of clemency petitions. Soon, the Justice Department will begin issuing letters to petitioners that have not been granted clemency in order to deliver closure to those waiting for answers they deserve. Those receiving letters are welcome to submit new petitions.

 

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

 

Education and Outreach: The Justice Department is working to educate the public about how to submit a clemency application in order to demystify the process and help ensure broader and more equitable access.

 

Listening Sessions: The Justice Department continues to engage with diverse external stakeholders to ensure that it is responsive to the needs of clemency petitioners and the public.

 

IT APPEARS THE PARDON ATTORNEY IS GOING TO CLOSE ALL THE OLD PENDING APPLICATIONS. IF YOUR CASE HAS BEEN PENDING A FEW YEARS, THE PARDON ATTORNEY IS PROBABLY GOING TO CLOSE YOUR CASE AND YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PREPARE A NEW APPLICATION. WE WOULD SUGGEST YOU OBTAIN A COPY OF THE NEW FORM FROM YOUR CASE MANAGER AND START PREPARING IT FOR REFILING.

13 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

SAMARITAN NEWSLETTER – 05-20-2024

The Law Office of Tom Norrid SAMARITAN PROJECTS LLC P.O. Box 9244 Springfield, MO 65801-9244 417-236-1179 The SAMARITAN-PROJECTS prepares post-conviction and compassionate release motions along with a

SAMARITAN NEWSLETTER – 05-14-2024

The Law Office of Tom Norrid SAMARITAN PROJECTS LLC P.O. Box 9244 Springfield, MO 65801-9244 417-236-117 The SAMARITAN-PROJECTS prepares post-conviction and compassionate release motions along with ap

Comentários


bottom of page