Wyoming Pardon and Parole Laws

Application for Reprieve

Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 7-13-801, an application for a reprieve must be made to the governor and must contain:

  • The name of the person seeking the reprieve;
  • The offense for which he was convicted;
  • The date and place of the conviction;
  • The sentence imposed;
  • The sentence served;
  • Any subsequent arrests, criminal charges, convictions or sentences; and
  • Any other pertinent information the governor may request.

The governor’s warrant granting a reprieve must list any conditions upon which the reprieve is granted.  The person accepting the reprieve must agree in writing to any conditions contained in the warrant.  Moreover, the warrant of reprieve with the acceptance signed by the person granted the reprieve must be filed with the clerk of the sentencing court as a part of the record in the case.

Manner of Applying for Pardon

Likewise, Wyo. Stat. § 7-13-804 provides that application for the pardon of any person convicted of a felony must be made in the manner and under the restrictions prescribed in W.S. 7-13-803 through 7-13-806.  A person convicted of a felony may apply to the governor for a pardon.  The application must contain:

  • The name of the person seeking the pardon;
  • The offense for which he was convicted;
  • The date and place of the conviction;
  • The sentence imposed;
  • The sentence served;
  • Any subsequent arrests, criminal charges, convictions or sentences; and
  • Any pertinent information the governor may request such as parole and work release records.

The governor must give notice of the application to the district attorney of the county in which the applicant was indicted or informed against at least three (3) weeks before the application is considered by the governor.

Pursuant to Wyo. Stat. § 7-13-806, when a physician certifies to the governor that the applicant for pardon is in imminent danger of death and the department of corrections recommends to the governor that the person be pardoned, the requirements of W.S. 7-13-803 through 7-13-805 do not apply.  Furthermore, pursuant to article 3, section 53 of the Wyoming constitution, a death sentence may be commuted to a sentence of life imprisonment without parole but that sentence must not be subject to further commutation[i].

Wyoming Pardon and Parole Laws

[i] Wyo. Stat. § 7-13-807.


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