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New Year, New Start? Gov. Dewine Suggests Expedited Pardon Project for Past Crimes


OHIO – Governor Mike Dewine reminded people that with a new year they could have a new start on life with getting clemency for past crimes.

“The new year is the perfect time for a new start. The expedited pardon project can give that start further momentum to good members of the community moving their lives forward from a troubled past,” said Dewine.

A second chance applies to everyone including convicted felons, but Dewine says that too many worthy Ohioans don’t take advantage of it. According to Dewines office too many people dont request from low level drug offenders and those convicted of minor felonies, but they get alot of attnetion from people from major crimes like murders, child molesters and major thefts like bank robbieres, that have no chance in getting pardoned.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction teams up with law students at the University of Akron and Ohio State University to help those seeking a pardon. The assistance they provide is free; they also help determine if a person is eligible for the expedited program.

This could help someone who has a conviction but has proved that they have lived beyond that life and now are trying to live a more normal life. Clemency can lead to better jobs, hold public office, legally possess a firearm, give you the ability to volunteer, and helps support the positive choices in your life.

For more information on how this works click here: https://www.ohioexpeditedpardon.org/how-does-it-work/