Parole Board

Ensuring the public’s safety, the empowerment of victims, and that offenders will be provided opportunities for positive behavioral change

Executive Clemency Applications

Under Arkansas Statute §16-93-204, the Parole Board has the authority to assist the Governor in exercising his authority in granting reprieves, commutations, and pardons, and shall perform such other services as may be required by the Governor in exercising his powers of executive clemency.

Pardon Information and Application
Effective May 4, 2015
 NOTE: All Pardon Applications MUST be accompanied by no less than three (3) letters of recommendation from a family member, friend, present or former employer, and/or other reputable individual from the community who may desire to testify to the moral character and good behavior of the applicant.

A Pardon is a total forgiveness of a criminal penalty.

Commutation Information and Application
Effective August 28, 2008
NOTE: The above form is for Commutation Applicants only.

A Commutation is a reduction of a criminal penalty.

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