Category: Clemency / Commutation

Clemency is an extraordinary measure, and only the Colorado Governor has the legal authority to grant clemency for any offense.

There are two types of Colorado clemency: commutation and pardon. Pardons are granted once the sentence for a conviction is served and grant public forgiveness for the crime. Conversely, clemency is granted while a convicted offender is serving time in jail or prison, and commutes or modifies the sentence required