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Learning Materials

Clemency Video Tutorials:  To learn more about our clemency process, and how to apply, please watch our Video Tutorial with sub-titles, and these videos created by people who have gone through the process that will answer questions and help you complete the application.

BOP Pardon Cheat Sheet:  This document was created to assist our pardon applicants. The cheat sheet answers some basic questions that you may have during our process. View here.

The PA Guide to Pardons:  A booklet designed to be an interactive tool, a workbook with checklists and important information to walk you through the process of applying for clemency in Pennsylvania. Make this booklet your own, write your notes in the margins, and utilize the checklists. If you follow each of the steps in order, this booklet will carry you through the journey.  Download the PA Guide to Pardons Booklet

How to Join a Zoom Meeting:  If you need assistance getting started with a Zoom Meeting, please view the following tutorial. If you need to download Zoom please visit their Download Center.

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity
has been working with the Board of Pardons for several years to make the pardon process easier to understand and accessible to more people. Please visit PLSE's website for more videos and self-help information: or you can email them with questions at