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Hearing Dates and Outcomes

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 Policy Manual (PDF) was updated and revised on December 8, 2017.  If you have any questions regarding any policies, please contact Jennifer Rhéaume, Paralegal for the Clemency and Pardons Board at or (360) 586-0047 (desk) or (360) 463-1128 (telework cell).

"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."

Please follow these rules (PDF) when attending a board meeting.

Scheduled Hearings

  • 2020 Notice of Hearings

  • March 12 & 13, 2020 | Agenda (PDF)

Out of caution, the Clemency and Pardons Board has decided to continue all hearings scheduled for consideration on March 12 & 13 to June 2020.  It was a very difficult decision but in discussing the large amount of supporters for the more difficult petitions, it was the safest decision.  The attorneys representing the petitioners fully support this decision as they were also concerned about the large gathering that would’ve taken place for the hearings.

  • June 11 & 12, 2010 | Agenda (PDF)
  • September 10 & 11, 2020 | Agenda (PDF)
  • December 10 & 11, 2020 | Agenda (PDF)

Hearing Outcomes