Board of Pardons
Minnesota offers people who have been convicted of a crime the opportunity to be pardoned, if they can demonstrate that they have reformed and are living as law abiding citizens. When a Pardon Extraordinary is granted many of the lingering consequences of criminal conviction are lifted. The individual is no longer required to report the conviction, except in limited circumstances. However, it is important to note that the conviction will remain a matter of public record, but the fact of the Pardon Extraordinary will be placed in the record as well.
In Minnesota, the authority to grant clemency rests with the Board of Pardons, which is made up of the Governor, the Attorney General, and the Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. The board holds two public meetings a year to consider applications.
Contact Information: 651-361-7171