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All figures generated by the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, as of January 7, 2020.

 
 
Statistics by Year - 1999 to Present
 
 

​2020 - GOVERNOR WOLF

​Cases Merit Reviewed:
​Cases Heard at Public Hearings:
​Pardons Recommended:
​Lifers Recommended:
​Min/Max Recommended:
​Max Off Recommended:
​Pardons Denied:
​Lifers Denied:
​Min/Max Denied:
​Max Off Denied:
​Cases Held Under Advisement:
​Total Cases Recommended to Governor:
​Pardons Granted by Governor
​Lifers Granted by Governor
​Min/Max Granted by Governor
​Max Off Granted by Governor
​Pardons Denied by Governor
​Lifers Denied by Governor
​Min/Max Denied by Governor
​Max Off Denied by Governor
​# Cases Still Under Governors Review

2019 - GOVERNOR WOLF

Cases Merit Reviewed:
527
Cases Heard at Public Hearings:
384
Pardons Denied:
38
Commutation of Life Denied:
22
Pardons Recommended:
298
Commutation of Life Recommended:
17
​MaxOff Recommended:1
Min/Max Recommended:
1
Cases Currently Held Under Advisement:​6
​Total Cases Recommended to Governor:317
Pardons Granted by Governor:
292
Pardons Denied by Governor:
0
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
16
# Cases Still Under Governors Review:7

2018 - GOVERNOR WOLF

Cases Merit Reviewed:
574
Public Hearings Held:
319
Pardons Denied:
40
Commutation of Life Denied:
7
Pardons Recommended:
271
Commutation of Life Recommended:
1
Pardons Granted by Governor:
268
Pardons Denied by Governor:
2
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
1
RECOMMENDATIONS STILL PENDING:​1

2017 - GOVERNOR WOLF

Cases Merit Reviewed:345
Public Hearings Held:194
Pardons Denied:26
Commutation of Life Denied:1
​Min/Max Denied:​1
Pardons Recommended:164
Commutation of Life Recommended:1
Min/Max Recommended:1
Min/Max Granted by Governor:1
Pardons Granted by Governor:164
Pardons Denied by Governor:0
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:1
RECOMMENDATIONS STILL PENDING:

​0

​2016 - GOVERNOR WOLF

Cases Merit Reviewed:
502
Public Hearings Held:
364
Pardons Denied:
74
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
288
Commutation of Life Recommended:
2
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor: 
286
Pardons Denied by Governor:
2
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
2
RECOMMENDATIONS STILL PENDING:​0

2015 - GOVERNOR WOLF

Cases Merit Reviewed:
439
Public Hearings Held:
154
Pardons Denied:
39
Commutation of Life Denied:
0
Pardons Recommended:
113
Commutation of Life Recommended:
2
Min/Max Recommended:
0
Pardons Granted by Governor:
111
Pardons Denied by Governor:
2
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
​RECOMMENDATIONS STILL PENDING:​1

                          
2014 Governor Corbett

Clemency Applications Received:
208
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
Pardons Granted by Governor:
   81
Pardons Denied by Governor:
    3


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
Pardons Granted by Governor:
149
Pardons Denied by Governor:
  14

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
Pardons Granted by Governor:
 107
Pardons Denied by Governor:
   13

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
Pardons Granted by Governor Corbett:
 40
Pardons Denied by Governor:
    0

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
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
    3
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
Pardons Granted by Governor:
 175
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
     1
Pardons Denied by Governor:
     2

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
Pardons Denied by Governor:
    0

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
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor:
     1
Pardons Denied by Governor:
    11

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
Pardons Granted by Governor:
  99
Pardons Denied by Governor:
   13

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 Granted by Governor:
     1
Commutations of Minimum Granted by Governor:
     1
Pardons Denied by Governor:
   12

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

2003 Governor Schweiker/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

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

2001 Governor Ridge/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

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

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