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Applications for Commutation of Life Sentence

SHAPP ADMINISTRATION (1971-1978)

Heard by the Board of Pardons: 733
Recommended to the Governor: 267
Granted by the Governor: 251 (7 females)

THORNBURGH ADMINISTRATION (1979-1986)

Heard by the Board of Pardons:      375
Recommended to the Governor:      75
Granted by the Governor:                  7

CASEY ADMINISTRATION (1987-1994)

Heard by the Board of Pardons: 249
Recommended to the Governor: 118
Granted by the Governor: 27 (2 females)

RIDGE ADMINISTRATION (1995-2001)

Heard by the Board of Pardons:       15
Recommended to the Governor:        4
Granted by the Governor:                  0

SCHWEIKER ADMINISTRATION (2001-2002)

Heard by the Board of Pardons:        2
Recommended to the Governor:       1
Granted by the Governor:                  1

RENDELL ADMINISTRATION (2003-2010)

Heard by the Board of Pardons: 11 (1 was reconsideration of denial)
Recommended to the Governor: 5
Granted by the Governor: 5

CORBETT ADMINISTRATION (2011-2014)

Heard by the Board of Pardons: 1  
Recommended to the Governor: 0
Granted by the Governor: 0

Wolf ADMINISTRATION (2015-PRESENT)

Heard by the Board of Pardons: 4  
Recommended to the Governor: 4
Granted by the Governor: 2

All information generated by the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, as of 9/16/16. For additional information, contact 717-787-2596. Right-to-Know requests must be addressed to the Agency Open Records Officer.