Executive Clemency

The clemency function is an act of mercy that absolves an individual from all or any part of the punishment that the law imposes. This is a power to grant full or conditional pardons, or commute punishment. There are rules for these lengthy procedures, and these powers are vested in the Governor only with the agreement of two Cabinet members who are also statewide elected officials.

The Rules of Executive Clemency can be obtained online at

For more information, please contact the Office of Executive Clemency at the address below:

Office of Executive Clemency
4070 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2450
Toll-free: 1-800-435-8286

Federal Bonding Programs

For information about federal bonding programs which create incentives for employers to hire at-risk applicants, such as ex-felons, please contact the Department of Economic Opportunity at the address below.

Department of Economic Opportunity
107 East Madison Street
Caldwell Building, Suite 100
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Toll-free: 1-800-342-3450
Phone: (850) 245-7105


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