In past posts, we have reviewed pardon statistics in Connecticut. Here are the most recent pardon statistics from the Board of Pardons and Paroles. This information might be helpful as you decide if you would like to apply for a pardon.

2016

In 2016, a total of 1,555 pardon applications were received and 842 were deemed eligible for further review. Of the 842 eligible applicants, 773 were granted a pardon. Of the 773, 672 were granted an absolute pardon and 101 were granted Certificates of Employability. 469 applicants were denied; 407 were denied during the pre screen process and 62 were denied after a full hearing. The overall grant rate was 62%.

2017

In 2017, a total of 1,506 pardon applications were received and 1,190 were deemed eligible. Of the 1,190 eligible applicants, 716 were granted a pardon. Of the 716, 303 were granted an absolute pardon, 93 were granted Certificates of Employability and 320 were expedited. 239 applicants were denied; 191 were denied at the pre screen and 48 were denied after a full hearing. The overall grant rate was 75%.

2018

In 2018, a total of 1,857 pardon applications were received and 983 were deemed eligible. Of the 983 eligible applicants, 767 were granted a pardon. Of the 767, 254 were granted an absolute pardon, 70 were granted Certificates of Employability and 443 were expedited. 230 applicants were denied; 200 were denied during the pre screen and 30 were denied after a full hearing. The overall grant rate was 77%.

What Does This Mean for Me?

Connecticut has a high grant rate for pardons and it is increasing every year. As you can see, a large percentage of applicants are denied every year because they were not eligible. Make sure you are eligible before you apply for a pardon. An attorney can help you figure out if you are eligible before you go through the process of applying for a pardon.

Getting Help

If you would like more information about pardons in Connecticut or if you would like to hire an attorney, call us at (203) 567-6480 or email us at help@mrpardons.com. We are happy to help.