How Does a Person Write a Clemency Letter?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 3, 2020 9:08:59 PM ET

A clemency letter should be written in a respectful tone and include any important irregularities from the trial or appeals, what state the appellant is a member of and any instances of abuse or other mitigating factors. A clemency letter is written to request a pardon of a convict's sentence, usually for those on death row.