Gov. Evers grants 49 pardons, bringing total number to 603

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers announced another 49 pardons granted Friday, bringing his total number to 603. 

“It is one of the most rewarding parts of my job as governor to have the opportunity to grant a fresh start to folks who’ve made efforts to learn and grow from their past mistakes,” said Gov. Evers. “Forgiveness is an important value I know we all share as Wisconsinites, and I’m grateful for the Pardon Advisory Board for continuing to prioritize this work, giving folks second chances so they can continue their work giving back.”

Individuals convicted of a Wisconsin felony may apply for a pardon if they completed their sentence at least five years ago and have no pending criminal charges. Individuals currently required to register on the sex offender registry are ineligible for a pardon. For more information, click here

The governor's Pardon Advisory Board meets once a month. The next meeting will take place on Aug. 12 and will air on and on YouTube from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

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