By: Robert Abruzzese, Courthouse Editor: Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Friday that she has granted clemency to 16 individuals, including 12 pardons and four commutations. With these grants, Governor Hochul has now extended clemency to 36 individuals in 2023 alone, surpassing any previous year in her term.
“Through the clemency process, it is my solemn responsibility as governor to recognize the efforts individuals have made to improve their lives and show that redemption is possible,” Gov. Hochul said. “When I took office, I committed to improving this process and dedicated the resources needed to grant clemency on a rolling basis….”