The Ohio Governor’s Expedited Pardon Project is designed to speed up the process by which people may receive a pardon. The project was established in collaboration between Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center  at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and the Reentry Clinic at The University of Akron School of Law.

In order to be considered for the pardon, the applicant must not have committed any additional crimes (excluding minor traffic citations) in at least the past 10 years. In addition, the individual must meet all requirements of sentencing, including the payment of fines. Accepted project applicants will receive individualized assistance to complete the full application. For  more information click on the workshop video: Expedited Pardon Project

For assistance with a criminal record or restoration of a driver’s license contact The University of Akron School of Law Reentry Clinic at 330-972-7751.

For additional sources on criminal justice administration and reform, check out the following library resources:

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness book cover

Writing my wrongs : life, death, and redemption in an American prison BOOK COVER

True justice: Bryan Stevenson's fight for equality DVD cover


By Simone Richardson
Adult Services Librarian, Business & Government Division at Main Library