Begin Main Content Area

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:         2
Recommended to the Governor:       0
Granted by the Governor:                     0

WOLF ADMINISTRATION (2015-PRESENT)

Heard by the Board of Pardons:         14
Recommended to the Governor:        6
Granted by the Governor:                     4

All information generated by the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, as of 11/21/18. For additional information, contact 717-787-2596. Right-to-Know requests must be addressed to the Agency Open Records Officer.