Prior go 2019, a typical Pardon presentation involved the following:
- approach the podium
- introduce yourself
- explain why the crime(s) occurred
- state how you have changed your life
- talk about why you want the pardon
- answer any questions
- limited to 15 minutes
The new improved process is much faster! The Lieutenant Governor tells you that everyone has read your file and asks you to answer questions. Sometimes there are no questions. This is much less nerve-wracking than the old way.
Now the process takes 2 – 3 minutes instead of 10-15. This allows them to review more cases, and recommend more cases for pardons.