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TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

WHAT IS A COMMUTATION OF SENTENCE?

A commutation of sentence reduces a sentence to a lesser time period.  A commutation may be granted for time served.  Commutations of sentence are granted only upon written recommendation of a majority of the applicant’s trial officials in the county of conviction, stating that the penalty now appears to be excessive and recommending a shorter term based on new information not presented to the judge or jury at trial, or based on a statutory change in the penalty.

 

 

Updated 04/01/2013

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