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Code of Virginia
Title 53.1. Prisons and Other Methods of Correction
Chapter 12. Executive Clemency
4/12/2021

§ 53.1-230. Commutation of capital punishment.

In any case in which the Governor shall exercise the power conferred on him to commute capital punishment, he may issue his order to the Director, who shall receive and confine the person whose punishment is commuted according to such order. To carry into effect any commutation of punishment, the Governor may issue his warrant directed to any proper officer, and the same shall be obeyed and executed.

Code 1950, § 53-228.1; 1956, c. 344; 1981, c. 497; 1982, c. 636.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.