Clemency & Pardons Board

The Clemency and Pardon Board receives petitions from individuals, organizations and the Department of Corrections for commutation of sentences and pardoning of offenders and, in some instances, for the restoration of the right to engage in political office.

Based on its review, the Board makes recommendations to the Governor. See statutory authority - RCW 9.94A.885

For guidance and to obtain a better understanding of the Board's function in the clemency process, please see the Board's Policies (PDF).

For more information about submitting a petition, please visit our Submit a Petition page in addition to reviewing the Clemency Information Packet (PDF).


For information about the Clemency and Pardons Board, or the clemency and pardons process, please contact:

Washington State Clemency and Pardons Board
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 40116
Olympia, WA 98504

How to request Clemency & Pardons Board records

For records about the Clemency and Pardons Board you can submit your request in one of these ways:

  1. Online: Public Records Request Center
  2. Email:
  3. Mail to:

    Public Disclosure Officer
    Office of the Governor
    P.O. Box 40002
    Olympia, WA 98504-0002