- Bane: "So here's what you're going to do. First, you're going to make a pardon disc. You can give it to your friend there."
- Taa: "Who, me?"
- Bane: "My ship will come and pick him up and take him to the prison. Once Ziro has been released and is handed over to me, then your associate will be released. Understand?"
- ―Cad Bane negotiates with Chancellor Palpatine and Senator Orn Free Taa[src]
A pardon disc was a device used by the Galactic Republic to issue a pardon for prisoners of war and release them from prison. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine had one made for the incarcerated Hutt crime lord Ziro Desilijic Tiure during the bounty hunter Cad Bane's raid on the Senate, and Senator Orn Free Taa took the disc to the Republic Judiciary Central Detention Center to free Ziro and comply with Bane's demands.