SACRAMENTO â€” Gov. Jerry Brownâ€™s office announced 83 pardons Sunday, according to the governorâ€™s office.
A pardon by the governor may be given to individuals who have lived exemplary and productive lives following their conviction. A pardon must be earned, officials with the governorâ€™s office said.
One personÂ who committed crimes in Imperial County earned a pardon from the governor.
Officials with the governorâ€™s office said all 83 people completed their sentences and have been released from prison for 10 years or more. All have been free of criminal convictions in the last 10 years. Each person obtained a Certificate of Rehabilitation, which is a document from a superior court stating the person who committed the crime is now rehabilitated.
With each pardon, records with the California Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are updated. The California Secretary of State and the legislature each have a record of the pardons, which are public records, according to the governorâ€™s office.