Evers pardons 49 more people, bringing total to 603

Evers Pardons 49 More People, Bringing Total To 603

Andy Manis – freelancer, FR19153 AP

MADISON (WKBT) — Gov. Tony Evers announced another 49 pardons Friday, bringing his total number of pardons granted to 603.

The pardons allow people who have completed their criminal sentences to once again be able to serve on a jury, hold public office, and hold certain professional licenses.

“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.”

Those convicted of a felony are eligible for a pardon if they are at least five years removed from serving their sentenced and have no pending criminal charges. Those who are required to register as a sex offender are not eligible to be pardoned.

A full list of pardons announced Friday can be found here.