Tuesday, March 2, 2010
For some unknown number of years, the Office of the Pardon Attorney, in the Department of Justice, use to keep a stack of pardon files from the past, somewhere, for whatever reason. It included information regarding successful bids for pardons and commutations and sentence, but also had information on applications that were denied, or never acted upon. The stack was referred to as being made up of "permanent files." Today, the Office no longer houses these materials. They were shipped off to the National Archives sometime around 2002. But, if you are interested in seeing the original list, here it is, for your viewing pleasure.