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Lifer Cases Granted a Public Hearing Since the 1997 Constitutional Amendment

  • May 1998 Vincent Johnson, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 2-3
  • May 1999 Charles Goldblum, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 0-4
  • December 2000 Cyd Berger, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 0-5
  • March 2002 Phyllis Krout, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 3-2
  • December 2002 Ricki Pinkins, Recommended, Vote 5-0, Signed by Gov. Schweiker in January 2003
  • April 2003 Michael Anderson, Recommended, Vote 4-0, Signed by Gov. Rendell on February 8, 2007
  • March 2004 Phoebe Tomasek, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 0-4 (Psychologist Vacant)
  • April 2004 George Orlowski, Recommended, Vote 4-0, Signed by Gov. Rendell on June 2, 2009 (Psychologist Vacant)
  • June 2004 Phyllis Krout, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 3-1 (Psychologist Vacant)
  • December 2004 Jackie Lee Thompson, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 4-1
  • April 2005 Jackie Lee Thompson, Denied at Public Hearing, (Reconsideration Granted 3/3/05) Vote 4-1
  • May 2005 Keith O. Smith, Denied at Public Hearing, Vote 4-1
  • February 2006 Tyrone Werts, Held Under Advisement, Vote 4-0 (Motion made by Ms. Williams, seconded by Dr. Walsh) Hearing scheduled for 9/3/09 was Held Under Advisement, Vote 5-0 (Motion made by Dr. Walsh, seconded by Ms. Williams), 12/14/10 Recommended, Vote 4-0 (AG Absent), Signed by Gov. Rendell on December 30, 2010.
  • September 3, 2009 William Fultz, Held Under Advisement, Vote 5-0 (Motion made by Dr. Walsh, seconded by Ms. Williams), 12/14/10 Recommended, Vote 4-0 (AG Absent), Signed by Gov. Rendell on December 30, 2010.
  • June 2, 2010 Keith O. Smith, Held Under Advisement, Vote 5-0 (Motion made by General Corbett, seconded by Ms. Williams), 12/14/10 Recommended, Vote 4-0 (AG Absent), Signed by Gov. Rendell on December 30, 2010.
  • June 3, 2010 Freddy Butler, Held Under Advisement, Vote 5-0 (Motion made by General Corbett, seconded by Lt. Governor Scarnati), Denied by Board on 12/14/10, Vote 0-4 (AG Absent).
  • William Smith, Denied a Public Hearing 11/17/11, Vote 2-2. Reconsideration of Merit Review Granted 12/15/11 (Motion made by Dr. Walsh, seconded by Mr. Gubernick), Vote 3-2. Application Denied, Vote 3-1.
  • December 2013 Lois J. Farquharson, Held Under Advisement, Vote 4-0 (Motion made by Mr. Gubernick, seconded by Ms. Williams). Denied by Board on 3/13/14, Vote 2-2 (Dr. Williams Abstained.
  • September 2015 Thurmond R. Berry, Recommended, Vote 5-0, Signed by Gov. Wolf on December 3, 2015.
  • September 2015 Richard Moore, Held Under Advisement, Vote 5-0 (Motion made by Dr. Williams, seconded by Mr. Gubernick).  Recommended, Vote 3-0.  Pending.
  • January 2016 Daniel Peters, Recommended, Vote 4-0, Signed by Gov. Wolf on May 24, 2016.
  • September 2016 Raymond Jordan, Recommended, Vote 5-0.  Pending.
  • December 2016 Richard Pacell, Withdrawn.

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