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Board of Pardons records

 Collection
Identifier: RG025

Scope and Content

This group consists of one book kept by the Board’s clerk containing minutes and notes.

Dates

  • 1883-1889

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Board of Pardons was established on April 26, 1883. It consisted of five members that were appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of either house of the General Assembly. All must be state residents, three must be attorneys, one skilled in one of the social sciences, and one a physician. The Board had jurisdiction over the granting of and authority to grant, commutations of punishment or releases, conditional or absolute, commutations from the penalty of death, and pardons, conditional or absolute. On July 1, 2004, the Board of Pardons was replaced by Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles.

See also the Board of Pardons Agency History.

Extent

0.25 cubic feet

Abstract

The Board of Pardons had jurisdiction over the granting of and authority to grant, commutations of punishment or releases, conditional or absolute, commutations from the penalty of death, and pardons, conditional or absolute.

Provenance

The only records in the State Library are notes and minutes in a single volume evidently found in 1927 in the Aetna Life Insurance Co.

Related Material

None.

Title
RG 025, Board of Pardons
Subtitle
Inventory of Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Date
2007
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository

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