Members of the Board conduct hearings on a quarterly basis to review petitions requiring Board consideration. Hearings are scheduled for the second Friday of the month in March, June, September and December. The hearings are open to the public. In certain cases, the Board chairperson may schedule a special hearing in accordance with the bylaws (PDF) to hear a petition. At the hearing, the Board hears oral statements, deliberates and votes whether to recommend to the Governor that relief be granted.
Notice of Policy Revision
Washington State Clemency and Pardons Board Policies, Section III(D) - Consideration of Late Submissions
The Washington State Clemency and Pardons Board has revised its policies (PDF) to include the following provision:
"Prior to the scheduled hearing on a Petition, the Board reviews all documents submitted in favor and opposing the Petition. Additional submissions concerning a Petition set for hearing will not be accepted or considered by the Board if received after 5:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the scheduled hearing on a Petition."
2014 Notice of Hearings (PDF)
Please follow these rules (PDF) when attending a board meeting.
- December 12, 2014 | Agenda (PDF)
- March 28, 2014 | Board Recommendations (PDF)