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Secretary of State - Pardons, Extraditions & Legal Process


Recent extradition and rendition files are maintained by the Office of the Governor. Inquiries relative to recent pardon records should be directed to the New Jersey State Parole Board (see link at bottom of page).


Series:
Governor's Privy Council
Minutes, 1777-1845
Control #:
SGO00001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (2 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Separate minutes as Court of Pardons (1814-1819) boxed with Volume 2.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Registers, 1845-1897
Control #:
SSTSE003
Format:
1 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological within volume
Notes:
First vol. called "Executive Journal"; include pupils in charitable institutions, notaries public, extraditions, proclamations, etc.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Extradition Records, 1844-1964
Control #:
SSTSE011
Format:
107.25 c.f. (108 boxes, 3 vols.)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical/chronological within type
Notes:
Includes extraditions, requisitions, warrants, renditions and waivers. Later extradition records filed in the Governor's Office.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Petitions to the Court of Pardons, 1800-1921
Control #:
SSTSE028
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological and/or alphabetical

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Court of Pardons Term Records, 1914-1940
Control #:
SSTSE029
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Paroles Granted by the Court of Pardons, 1891-1905
Control #:
SSTSE030
Format:
4.25 c.f. (9 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetic by parolee

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Miscellaneous Records of the Court of Pardons, 1804-1907
Control #:
SSTSE031
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Miscellaneous Filings (Series III), ca. 1836-1915
Control #:
SSTSE047
Format:
8 c.f. (16 boxes)
Arrangement:
Numerical
Notes:
Series includes letters of resignation, cancelled railroad police commissions; there is a draft itemized list to this collection.

Series:
Department of State
Secretary of State's Office
Motor Vehicle Complaint Docket and Process Books, 1907-1935
Control #:
SSTSE057
Format:
1 c.f. (9 vols.)


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Series:
Governor William Thomas Cahill (1912-1996; served 1970-1974)
Counsel's Office
Executive Clemency Files, 1970-1972
Control #:
S52CO009
Format:
2 c.f. (2 boxes)
Restrictions:
Confidential as per NJAC 10A:71-2.1

Series:
Governor Brendan Thomas Byrne (1924- ; served 1974-1982)
Counsel's Office
Extradition and Rendition Files, 1973-1981
Control #:
S53CO008
Format:
75 c.f. (75 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical within year
Notes:
Includes boxes G-310 to G-319, G-908 to G-920, G-929 to G-950, G-1302 to G-1310, and G-1633 to G-1652.

Series:
Governor Brendan Thomas Byrne (1924- ; served 1974-1982)
Counsel's Office
Executive Clemency Files, 1974-1981
Control #:
S53CO025
Format:
3 c.f. (6 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by surname
Restrictions:
Confidential as per NJAC 10A:71-2.1

Series:
Governor Thomas Howard Kean (1935- ; served 1982-1990)
Counsel's Office
Executive Clemency Files, 1982-1990
Control #:
S54CO005
Format:
4.5 c.f. (9 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical
Restrictions:
Restricted until 1/21/2015 per Governor Kean's access guidelines

Series:
Governor Thomas Howard Kean (1935- ; served 1982-1990)
Counsel's Office
Extraditions & Renditions, 1982-1987
Control #:
S54CO007
Format:
59 c.f. (59 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical within year
Notes:
Includes boxes G-475 to G-492, G-908 to G-917, G-1063 to G-1071, G-1255 to G-1266 and G-1565 to G-1574.

Series:
Governor James Joseph Florio (1937- ; served 1990-1994)
Counsel's Office
Extraditions and Renditions, 1988-1993
Control #:
S55CO004
Format:
60 c.f. (60 boxes)
Arrangement:
By name within year/record type
Notes:
Boxes G-40 to G-59, G-195 to G-204, G-385 to G-394, G-443 to G-454, and G-864 to G-871.

Series:
Governor James Joseph Florio (1937- ; served 1990-1994)
Counsel's Office
Executive Clemency Files, 1990-1993
Control #:
S55CO011
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by applicant
Restrictions:
Restricted until 1/15/2019 per Gov. Florio's access guidelines

Series:
Office of the Governor
Counsel's Office
Extradition Records, 1935-1973
Control #:
S99CO002
Format:
53 c.f. (53 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical within record type
Notes:
Includes extraditions, renditions, requisitions and waivers.

Series:
Governor's Privy Council
Minutes, 1777-1845
Control #:
SGO00001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (2 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Separate minutes as Court of Pardons (1814-1819) boxed with Volume 2.


~ The collections listed on this page represent 383.75 c.f. of paper records and 2 reels of microfilm ~



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For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:


New Jersey State Parole Board, PO Box 862, Trenton, NJ 08625-0862, tel. 609-292-4257, website: www.state.nj.us/parole


This page last updated 05/17/2006