Gov. Schwarzenegger Grants Eight Pardons and One Conditional Pardon
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has granted a pardon to Kenneth Earl Autrey, Rex Black, Stephen Brown, Amnon Charash, Stephen Gaggero, Patrick Lee Harrelson, Robert Donald Harris, John Alexander Maclean and a conditional pardon to Rose Ann Parker.
The full text of the pardons and conditional pardon can be found by clicking on the links below:
The California Constitution empowers the Governor to grant executive clemency, including pardons, at his discretion and on conditions he deems proper. Pardons forgive a crime but do not erase a conviction. The procedure by which California residents may apply for a pardon is set forth in the California Penal Code. Details regarding the pardon- application process and eligibility requirements can be viewed on the Governor’s website at http://gov.ca.gov/pdf/interact/how_to_apply_for_a_pardon.pdf.
To date, Governor Schwarzenegger has granted 16 pardons, including one conditional pardon and one amended pardon. The following is a record of the number of pardons previous Governors have chosen to grant:
Governor Gray Davis: 0
Governor Pete Wilson: 10
Governor George Deukmejian: 328
Governor Jerry Brown: 403
Governor Ronald Reagan: 575