Clemency & Parole Guides
Clemency & Parole:
A Guide by Survived & Punished NY
These guides are specific to New York and California, respectively, and are designed to walk you through the options for clemency and parole that are available to you and explain the processes for relief.
There are two ways to help you get your sentence reduced or eliminated and potentially come home sooner. While you are still incarcerated, you can apply for clemency in the form of a sentence commutation, and you can apply for parole at the time which was specified when you were sentenced. Explore the guides for more details.
ALSO AVAILABLE: The video from the July 2019 webinar, How to Apply for Commutations and AB2845, hosted by S&P California and our allies, is available to view.