Applicable Form of Clemency: Commutation of Sentence

The Missouri Constitution vests the Governor with clemency authority in all criminal and penal cases, with certain exceptions and under rules and regulations prescribed by law. (Missouri Constitution, Article IV, Section 7)

Eligibility: All inmates are eligible to apply. Those who have already applied and been denied clemency must wait a period of three years from the date of the denial to reapply.

Application Process: An application form can be requested from, and returned to:

Missouri Department of Corrections
Division of the Board of Probation and Parole
3400 Knipp Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65109
Tel: (573) 751-8488
Fax: (573) 751-8501
TTD: (573) 751-6588

The application is also available by clicking here

Click here for more information on the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole.

The Board is comprised of full-time members appointed by the Governor, subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. It is responsible for investigating all applications for commutation of sentence. The Board investigates each case and submits to the Governor its recommendation, a report of the investigation, and all other information the Board may have regarding the applicant. Current Board members include:

Ellis McSwain, Chaiman
Kenny Jones
Jim Wells
Chuck Pryor 
Brian Jamison
Martin Rucker

The decision whether to grant a commutation of sentence is made exclusively by the Governor.

Every effort has been made to make this information accurate and up-to-date. Errors are inevitable and changes occur frequently. We would appreciate learning of any errors or inaccuracies regarding any information on this Webpage as soon as possible. Please write to info@cjpf.org

Last Updated: 06/23/14