The program, introduced just before the coronavirus pandemic, provides ex-offenders who qualify a speedier path to clearing their records. The standard process is overwhelmed by the number of applicants.
Gov. Mike DeWine launched the Expedited Pardon Process three years ago. With the help of law schools and streamlined screening, it’s designed to shave years off the normal pardon process. The bar to qualify is high, but for those who do, it offers a speedier path to a new start.