Case files consist of letters to the Governor, a formal application for a pardon, petitions and letters of support from the public and officials connected to the case and during the first 40 years, case files often contained court transcripts, biographical sketches, prison evaluations and a wide variety of related documentation. Cases illustrate the process of review by the board of cases of prisoners incarcerated in the Utah prison system to determine if they should be released before their regular sentence ended.; Alphabetical by surname until 1896, thereafter numerical by case number.; Some undated or unnumbered cases are included in the first two boxes by applicant's name.; Gaps in Series; Research Note; Prisoners' pardon application case files; A - Haworth; Hayes - K; K - McPherson; Mecca - Williams; Wilson - Z; 28-67; 68-108; 109-177; 178-206; 207-255; 256-325; 326-349; 350-409; 409-479; 480-551; 552-615; 616-710; 711-795; 796-904; 905-967; 968-1105; 1106-1208; 1209-1277; 1278-1433; 1434-1459; 1460-1612; 1613-1772; 1774-2000; 2001-2092; 2093-2250; 2251-2428; 2429-2647; 2648-2736; 2737-2915; 2916-3143; 3144-3200; 3201-3430; 3431-3447; 3448-3559; 3560-3671; 3672-3729; 3730-3871; 3868-3948; 3949-4006; 4007-4173; 4174-4247; 4248-4439; 4440-4675; 4676-4881; 4882-4899; 4890-5089; 5086-5256; 5257-5406; 5407-5466; 5467-5599; 5600-5799; 5800-6008; 6009-6112; 6113-6218; 6218-6476; 6477-6741; 6742-6898; 6899-7146; 7147-7423; 7424-7667; 7668-7928; 7929-9131; 9132-9423; Handwritten Name Index
Politics, Government, and Law; Pardon—Utah.; Remission (Civil law)—Utah.; Executive power—Utah.; Crime—Utah.; UMAbroad--Politics, Government, and Law
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Territorial executive papers from the Territorial Secretary, Series 241, consist of letters requesting pardon and accompanying documentation before 1892.Pardons granted record books from the Secretary of State, Series 329, contain pardons that were actually granted between 189 and 1915.Schedule of proceedings from the Board of Pardons, Series 330, has further background data on prisoners listed in the schedule.Minutes from the Board of Pardons and Parole, Series 332, has further background data on many of the prisoners whose cases are reviewed in this series.Criminal history case files from the Board of Pardons and Parole, Series 80134, consist of letters requesting pardon and accompanying documentation after 1948.Correspondence from the Board of Pardons and Parole, Series 80460, has further background data about many of these same prisoners.