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TEXAS BOARD OF PARDONS AND PAROLES

CLEMENCY

WHAT IS CLEMENCY?

The Governor has authority to grant clemency upon written recommendation of a majority of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.  Clemency includes:

PRINTABLE CLEMENCY APPLICATION FORMS (link to forms)

In capital cases, clemency includes a commutation of sentence to a lesser penalty and a reprieve of execution.  The Governor may 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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