TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1883-1889

RG 025, Board of Pardons

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Board of Pardons
Title: Board of Pardons records
Dates: 1883-1889
Quantity: 0.25 cubic feet
Abstract: The Board of Pardons had jurisdiction over the granting of and authority to grant, commutations of punishment or releases, conditional or absolute, commutations from the penalty of death, and pardons, conditional or absolute.
Identification: RG025
Accession: T000572
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Board of Pardons was established on April 26, 1883. It consisted of five members that were appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of either house of the General Assembly. All must be state residents, three must be attorneys, one skilled in one of the social sciences, and one a physician. The Board had jurisdiction over the granting of and authority to grant, commutations of punishment or releases, conditional or absolute, commutations from the penalty of death, and pardons, conditional or absolute. On July 1, 2004, the Board of Pardons was replaced by Connecticut Board of Pardons and Paroles.

See also the Board of Pardons Agency History.

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Scope and Content

This group consists of one book kept by the Board’s clerk containing minutes and notes.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Board of Pardons

Subjects:

Connecticut. Board of Pardons -- Records and correspondence
Criminal justice, Administration of -- Connecticut
Pardon -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Minutes

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The only records in the State Library are notes and minutes in a single volume evidently found in 1927 in the Aetna Life Insurance Co.

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Container List

Records, 1883-1889
Box
Minutes and Notes, 1883-1889, 1 volume 1
Minutes of meetings and notes of hearings and interviews. The record was apparently kept by George P. McLean, Clerk.