Tuesday, May 16, 2017

South Dakota: Paperless Clemency Proces

The Associated Press reports that South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard (R) has "launched a pardon website for people to go online to seek clemency."  The governor says the State is the first "to have an online, paperless pardon process" which will "make government more efficient." In sharp contrast, at the federal level, a "new electronic filing system" has made the Office of the Pardon Attorney (Department of Justice) less efficient. The website "offers a guided, interactive process" and is "mobile-friendly," so applications can be made on phones. See complete story here.

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