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PENNSYLVANIA BOARD OF PARDONS


NOTICE

JANUARY 1, 2013

As of December 1, 2012, the Board of Pardons clemency applications for incarcerated and non-incarcerated applicants were revised and the issuing procedures have been implemented. The recently adopted and implemented procedures for filing a non-incarcerated clemency application require an applicant to provide the Board with the following documents/attachments:

1.) Court documents regarding his/her conviction(s) for which clemency is requested (See Filing Instruction No. 9);

2.) Certified Driver Record (See Filing Instruction No. 8);

3.) Pennsylvania Criminal History Record (Access and Review version, which reflects convictions and non-convictions (See Filing Instruction No. 7); and

4.) A 2 x 2 color photo (See Filing Instruction No. 6).

Effective Immediately:

Clemency applications issued prior to December 1, 2012 will be accepted by the Board of Pardons until November 30, 2013 with the following requirements:

1.) For a non-incarcerated applicant filing an application prior to May 30, 2013: The Board will accept the old application form but strongly recommends the applicant provide the court documents regarding his/her conviction(s) for which clemency is requested and a Certified Driver Record. A Pennsylvania Criminal History Record and 2 x 2 color photo (headshot) were previously required and remain requirements.

2.) For a non-incarcerated applicant filing an application after June 1, 2013 butprior to December 1, 2013: The Board will accept the old application form but now requires the applicant also to provide the court documents regarding his/her conviction(s) for which clemency is requested and a Certified Driver Record. A Pennsylvania Criminal History Record and 2 x 2 color photo (headshot) were previously required and remain requirements.

3.) For a non-incarcerated applicant filing an application after December 1, 2013: The Board will no longer accept the old application form. The applicant will be issued a new application form, free of charge, and will be required to provide documents/attachments as specified in the filing instructions that were adopted and implemented on December 1, 2012.

4.) For an incarcerated applicant filing an application after December 1, 2013: The Board will no longer accept the old application form. The applicant will be issued a new application form, free of charge.

See Filing Instructions non-incarcerated applicants adopted and implemented on December 1, 2012. Filing Instructions Nos. 6, 7, 8 and 9 detail the required documents/attachments discussed above. ​