California Governor Gavin Newsom Announces Executive Clemency 8.7.19
SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) – California Governor Gavin Newsom Wednesday announced that he has granted seven pardons.
People who have been convicted of a crime in California may apply to the Governor for a pardon.
The California Constitution gives the Governor the authority to grant clemency. A pardon does not minimize past conduct; it recognizes a person’s subsequent progress and accomplishments. A pardon does not expunge or erase the conviction.
By granting these pardons to people who are transforming their lives, the Governor is seeking to remove barriers to employment and public service, restore civic rights and responsibilities and prevent unjust collateral consequences of conviction.