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TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

WHAT TYPES OF CLEMENCY ARE AVAILABLE FOR OFFENDERS SENTENCED TO DEATH?

In capital cases, the Board may consider an application for commutation of sentence to a lesser penalty and for reprieve of a scheduled execution.  The application must be received at least 21 days prior to the scheduled execution date.  If a majority of the Board makes a written recommendation for clemency, the Governor may grant commutation or a reprieve.  The Governor also has the power to grant a one-time reprieve of execution not to exceed thirty (30) days without a Board recommendation.

 

 

Updated 04/01/2013

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