How to Get a Pardon in Georgia: Sample Personal Statement


State Board of Pardons and Paroles                                                                                                                              2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, S.E.                                                                                                                      Balcony Level, East Tower                                                                                                                                  Atlanta, GA 30334-4909

Dear State Board of Pardons and Paroles:

My name is XXXX and I am requesting a pardon due to the progress I have made in my life. I realize that I made some bad choices in my life, but I have worked hard to … (take responsibility for your actions and talk about how you have moved on).

The convictions on my criminal history occurred more than ten years ago when I was battling alcoholism and addiction. I have been sober for 6 years and currently attend a 12-step program (speak to your personal circumstances and story).

It has been very hard for me to find a job (or housing, whatever your situation is) with my record, and I hope a pardon will help. Thank you for your consideration.



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