Governor Parson Grants 21 Pardons, Commutes Two Sentences for Month of December

DECEMBER 30, 2022

 — For the month of December 2022, Governor Mike Parson granted 21 pardons and approved two commutations pursuant to Article IV, Section 7 of the Constitution of the State of Missouri. Official documents have been filed with the appropriate government agencies and have been sent to the individuals. Families have been or are in the process of being notified. 

Governor Parson inherited nearly 3,700 pending clemency applications when he was sworn in as Missouri's 57th Governor. Since the start of his administration, he has granted 434 pardons, approved 20 commutations, and denied or closed more than 1,800 applications. There are less than 1,500 clemency files currently open. Governor Parson has instructed his legal team to continue reviewing clemency files and working to eliminate the backlog by the end of his administration. 

To review the names of the individuals granted clemency, please see attached.

12-30-2022 Pardons and Commutations.pdf