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Glossary Terms for Policy 350.110

Clemency
The act of the Governor extending mercy to a convicted individual. Clemency may be a pardon, shortening of a prison sentence, commutation of a sentence, or a reprieve.
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Commutation
The modification or reduction of a punishment.
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Pardon
A constitutional power given to the Governor to forgive an individual convicted of a crime, typically removing any remaining direct penalties or punishments of that conviction and preventing any new prosecution for the crime for which the pardon was given.
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