Applicable Form of Executive Clemency: Commutation of Sentence*

Eligibility: All inmates are eligible to apply.

Application Process: Those applying for a commutation may contact the Legal Division for information.

Office of the Governor
Legal Division
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205-0139
Tel: (601) 359-3150

There is no official application for a commutation of sentence. A letter or petition requesting a commutation should be sent to:
Governor, State of Mississippi
Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205-0139

The extenuating circumstances which support the basis of the clemency request should be specified. Applicants may include letters of recommendation in support of the request from sources such as neighbors, employers, co-workers, pastors, church members, elected officials, judges, prosecutors, family members, etc.

In theory, if an application were reviewed and the Governor believed it merited further inquiry, he or she would refer the application to the State Parole Board to conduct an investigation. Whatever the recommendation of the State Parole Board, any decision on an application would be exclusively the Governor's.

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You are on an unofficial webpage, not affiliated with the official state webpage. Every effort has been made to make this information accurate and up-to-date. Changes occur frequently and errors are inevitable. We would appreciate learning of any errors or inaccuracies. You may write to info@cjpf.org.

CJPF is unable to answer questions regarding this state's clemency program. CJPF cannot provide legal assistance and does not take on individual clients. CJPF cannot provide applicants for clemency any assistance. Do not send clemency materials to CJPF. Please do not write or call asking for assistance.


Last Updated: 06/23/14