I live in Missouri and I am a B felon (sales of a controlled substance) and a recovering addict. I did time because I did not abide by my probation. I was released in 1996 and then relaesed from parole in October 2001 (early release). Since my release I applied for my LPN license and through proof of treatment discharge papers, references, proof of bachelor degrees, other accomplishments, the State Board of Nursing allowed me to retake the state board again and if I passed, I would be reinstated. I passed!!! Well even though I passed I cannot find a job as a LPN with my convictions. I have an application for clemency in to the Governor's office of Missouri. I have been waiting for an answer since April 2005. Of course I sent all the references, copies of credibility, pretty much the same paper work I sent the Nursing board. Everytime I volunteer for programs or receive any type of acknowledgement at my current job, I forward it to the parole office, so they can forward it to the Governor's office (this is the process). I have received no more than a traffic ticket and I have been home for more than 11 years. I don't even smoke ciggarettes.
Honestly, what are my chances of receiving a full pardon and in the event that I do receive a pardon, does that mean I don't have to answer, "yes," to the "have you been convicted of a crime " question? What is my next step if I am denied?