Governor Celebrates More Than 700 Pardons

Northam touted that his administration has been one of the most forgiving, pardoning more than 700 people – more than the last nine governors combined. His administration has also restored the rights of more than 112,000 people.

“We want people to move forward, not to be tied down by the mistakes of their past,” said Northam.

Northam’s administration has also created a clemency system that makes the process equitable, transparent and timely—allowing action on more than 2,500 pardons during his term.