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2221 DEVINE STREET, SUITE 600 POST OFFICE BOX 50666 COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA 29250 Telephone: (803) 734-9220 Facsimile: (803) 734-9440

The Pardon Application has three (3) components: written letters of reference; information from the applicant and payment of an application fee.

As to the letters of reference, written in support of your pardon, you must list the name, address and contact telephone number(s) for each reference you secure. Each reference letter must be signed and recently dated by the writer and specifically state support for your pardon.

Application forms must be filled out completely, signed and dated by you, the applicant. Be certain to complete the Release of Information section of the application and have it notarized. S. C. Code of Laws 17 -25-322: an offender may not be granted a pardon until all restitution and collection fees* are paid in full. (*Restitution and collections fees refer to money ordered by the Court to be paid to victim/victims.) NOTE: It will be the applicants responsibility to attach to the Pardon Application a certified statement from the appropriate authority reflecting that all restitution and collection fees have been paid in full. If you were not ordered to pay restitution you do not have to complete this part.

A one hundred dollar ($100.00), non-refundable fee must accompany an Application for Pardon. The fee must be in the form of a money order or cashiers check and made PAYABLE to: The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services. If the fee does not accompany the pardon application, the application will be returned to the sender.

The application process is approximately seven (7) to nine (9) months from the time the pardon application is received until a pardon hearing date is scheduled for in-state applicants. The process may take longer for the applicant who is an out-of-state resident. If there are any changes of address or telephone numbers, please call our office to update your information.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Beth Anderson at (803) 734-3538 or Marti Rearden at (803) 734-9202.


Heyward A. Hinton Director of Hearings & Parole Board Support Services

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