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Statistics by year from 1999 to Present


* All figures generated by the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, as of 4/10/17. For additional information, contact 717-787-2596. Right-to-Know requests must be addressed to the Agency Open Records Officer.

 

1999 Governor Ridge

Clemency Applications Received:
261
Cases Merit Reviewed:
218
Public Hearings Held:
111
Pardons Denied:
20
Pardons Recommended:
90
Commutation of Minimum Recommended
1
Pardons Granted by Governor:
33
Pardons Denied by Governor:
19

2000 Governor Ridge

Clemency Applications Received:
332
Cases Merit Reviewed:
245
Public Hearings Held:
104
Pardons Denied:
16
Commutation of Life Denied:
1
Pardons Recommended:
87
Pardons Granted by Governor:
69
Pardons Denied by Governor:
15

2001 Governor Ridge/Governor Schweiker

Clemency Applications Received:
367
Cases Merit Reviewed:
275
Public Hearings Held:
138
Pardons Denied:
15
Commutation of Minimum Denied:
1
Pardons Recommended:
122
Pardons Granted by Governor Ridge:
13
Pardons Granted by Governor Schweiker:
146
Pardons Denied by Governor Ridge:
6

2002 Governor Schweiker

Clemency Applications Received:
488
Cases Merit Reviewed:
314
Public Hearings Held:
164
Pardons Denied:
34
Pardons Recommended:
127
Commutation of Max. Off Parole Recommended:
1
Pardons Granted by Governor:
109
Pardons Denied by Governor:
3

2003 Governor Schweiker/Governor Rendell

Clemency Applications Received:
564
Cases Merit Reviewed:
355
Public Hearings Held:
179
Pardons Denied:
22
Commutation of Min/Max Denied:
1
Pardons Recommended:
154
Commutation of Life Recommended:
1
Pardons Granted by Governor Schweiker:
83
Pardons Granted by Governor Rendell
46
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor Schweiker
1
Pardons Denied by Governor Rendell:
13

2004 Governor Rendell

Clemency Applications Received:
578
Cases Merit Reviewed:
406
Public Hearings Held:
200
Pardons Denied:
45
Commutation of Life Denied:
3
Pardons Recommended:
151
Commutation of Life Recommended:
1
Pardons Granted by Governor:
123
Pardons Denied by Governor:
15

2005 Governor Rendell

Clemency Applications Received:
617
Cases Merit Reviewed:
360
Public Hearings Held:
183
Pardons Denied:
40
Commutation of Life Denied:
2
Pardons Recommended:
140
Commutation of Life Recommended:
0
Min/Max Recommended:
1
Pardons Granted by Governor:
161
Commutations of Max. Off Parole Granted by Governor:
1
Commutations of Minimum Granted by Governor:
1
Pardons Denied by Governor:
12

2006 Governor Rendell

Clemency Applications Received:
668
Cases Merit Reviewed:
360
Public Hearings Held:
183
Pardons Denied:
36
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
145
Commutation of Life Recommended:
0
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor:
99
Pardons Denied by Governor:
13

2007 Governor Rendell

Clemency Applications Received:
655
Cases Merit Reviewed:
370
Public Hearings Held:
195
Pardons Denied:
56
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
138
Commutation of Life Recommended:
0
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor:
181
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
1
Pardons Denied by Governor:
11

2008 Governor Rendell

Clemency Applications Received:
654
Cases Merit Reviewed:
510
Public Hearings Held:
227
Pardons Denied:
33
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
194
Commutation of Life Recommended:
0
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor:
141
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0
Pardons Denied by Governor:
0

2009 Governor Rendell

Clemency Applications Received:
590
Cases Merit Reviewed:
420
Public Hearings Held:
202
Pardons Denied:
18
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
182
Commutation of Life Recommended:
2
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor:
175
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
1
Pardons Denied by Governor:
2

2010 Governor Rendell

Clemency Applications Received:
584
Cases Merit Reviewed:
358
Public Hearings Held:
138
Pardons Denied:
16
Commutation of Life Denied:
1
Pardons Recommended:
120
Commutation of Life Recommended:
1
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor:
164
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
3
Pardons Denied by Governor:
0

2011 Governor Rendell/Governor Corbett

Clemency Applications Received:
526
Cases Merit Reviewed:
330
Public Hearings Held:
140
Pardons Denied:
44
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
96
Commutation of Life Recommended:
0
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor Rendell:
34
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor Corbett:
40
Pardons Denied by Governor:
0
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
0

2012 Governor Corbett

Clemency Applications Received:
381
Cases Merit Reviewed:
369
Public Hearings Held:
154
Pardons Denied:
49
Commutation of Life Denied:
1
Pardons Recommended:
104
Commutation of Life Recommended:
0
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor:
107
Pardons Denied by Governor:
13
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
0

2013 Governor Corbett

Clemency Applications Received:
322
Cases Merit Reviewed:
399
Public Hearings Held:
160
Pardons Denied:
48
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
111
Commutation of Life Recommended:
0
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor:
149
Pardons Denied by Governor:
14
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
0

2014 Governor Corbett

Clemency Applications Received:
548
Cases Merit Reviewed:
397
Public Hearings Held:
133
Pardons Denied:
49
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
84
Commutation of Life Recommended:
0
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor:
81
Pardons Denied by Governor:
3  
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
0

2015 Governor Wolf

Clemency Applications Received:
503    
Cases Merit Reviewed:
450   
Public Hearings Held:
152
Pardons Denied:
38
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
112       
Commutation of Life Recommended:
1
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0  
Pardons Granted by Governor:
107
Pardons Denied by Governor:
1
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
1      

2016 Governor Wolf

Clemency Applications Received:
521
Cases Merit Reviewed:
502
Public Hearings Held:
363
Pardons Denied:
72
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
287
Commutation of Life Recommended:
2
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
0  
Pardons Granted by Governor:
78        
Pardons Denied by Governor:
0
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
1    

2017 Governor Wolf

Clemency Applications Received:
 159       
Cases Merit Reviewed:
 49
Public Hearings Held:
 0
Pardons Denied:
 0
Commutation of Life Denied:
 0
Pardons Recommended:
 0 
Commutation of Life Recommended:
 0
Min/Max Recommended:
 0
Min/Max Granted by Governor:
 0
Pardons Granted by Governor:
 0
Pardons Denied by Governor:
 0
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
 0