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Record Group Number: 000690
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Creator: Florida. State Board of Pardons.
Title, Dates: State Board of Pardons record group.
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Biographical/Historical Note:     The State Board of Pardons was created in 1885 (Article IV, Section 12, 1885 Constitution) to commute punishment, remit fines and forfeitures, and grant pardons after conviction in all cases except impeachment and treason.  The Board also acted upon recommendations from the Parole Commission for clemency to parolees and reported to the Legislature a record of all pardons granted. The State Board of Pardons became the Office of Executive Clemency in 1975 (Article IV, Section 8, 1968 Constitution; Rules of Executive Clemency, Appendix to Title 27, Florida Administrative Code).
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