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All figures generated by the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, as of December 3, 2020.

 
 
Statistics by Year - 1999 to Present

 

 

​2020 GOVERNOR WOLF
​Applications Merit Reviewed​747
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​480
​Pardons Recommended​325
​Max Off Recommended​1
​Min/Max Recommended​84
​Commutation of Life Recommended​8
​Pardons Denied​46
​Max Off Denied​0
​Min/Max Denied​0
​Commutation of Life Denied​8
​Applications Held Under Advisement by Board​8
Applications Recommended to Governor​418
Pardons Granted by Governor​124
​Total Applications Granted by Governor​124
​Total Applications Denied by Governor​0
​Applications Pending Governor Action​294

 

​2019 GOVERNOR WOLF
​Applications Merit Reviewed​527
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​384
​Pardons Recommended​298
​Max Off Recommended​1
​Min/Max Recommended​1
​Commutation of Life Recommended​17
​Pardons Denied​38
​​Max Off Denied​1
​Commutation of Life Denied​22
​Applications Held Under Advisement by Board​5
​Total Applications Recommended to Governor​318
​Pardons Granted by Governor​295
Pardons Denied by Governor​1
MaxOff Granted by Governor​1
​Min/Max Granted by Governor​1
​Commutation of Life Granted by Governor​16
​Total Applications Granted by Governor​313
​Applications Pending Governor Action​4

 

​2018 GOVERNOR WOLF
​Applications Merit Reviewed​574
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​320
​Pardons Recommended​271
​Commutation of Life Recommended​1
​Pardons Denied​40
​Commutation of Life Denied​7
Pardons Granted by Governor​269
Commutation of Life Granted by Governor​1
Pardons Denied by Governor​2
​Applications Pending Governor Actions​0

 

​2017 GOVERNOR WOLF
​Applications Merit Reviewed​345
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​194
​Pardons Recommended​164
​Min/Max Recommended​1
​Commutation of Life Recommended​1
​Pardons Denied​26
​Min/Max Denied​1
​Commutation of Life Denied​1
​Pardons Granted by Governor​165
​Min/Max Granted by Governor​1
​Commutation of Life Granted by Governor​1
​Pardons Denied by Governor​0
​Applications Pending Governor Action​0

 

​2016 GOVERNOR WOLF
​Applications Merit Reviewed​502
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​364
​Pardons Recommended​288
​Commutation of Life Recommended​2
​Pardons Denied​74
​Pardons Granted by Governor​286
​Commutation of Life Granted by Governor​2
​Pardons Denied by Governor​2
​Applications Pending Governor Action​0

 

​2015 GOVERNOR WOLF
​Applications Merit Reviewed439​
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​154
​Pardons Recommended​113
​Commutation of Life Recommended​2
​Pardons Denied​39
​Pardons Granted by Governor​110
​Commutation of Life Granted by Governor​1
​Pardons Denied by Governor​2
​Applications Pending Governor Action​1

​2014 GOVERNOR CORBETT
​Applications Received​208
​Applications Merit Reviewed​397
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​133
​Pardons Recommended​84
​Pardons Denied​49
​Pardons Granted by Governor​81
​Pardons Denied by Governor​3
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2013 GOVERNOR CORBETT
​Applications Received​322
​Applications Merit Reviewed​399
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​160
​Pardons Recommended​111
​Pardons Denied​48
​Pardons Granted by Governor​149
​Pardons Denied by Governor​14
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2012 GOVERNOR CORBETT
​Applications Received​381
​Applications Merit Reviewed​369
​Applications Heard at Public Hearing​154
​Pardons Recommended​104
​Pardons Denied​49
​Commutation of Life Denied​1
​Pardons Granted by Governor​107
​Pardons Denied by Govenor​13
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2011 GOVERNOR RENDELL/CORBETT
​Applications Received​526
​Applications Merit Reviewed​330
​Applications Heard at Public Hearing​140
​Pardons Recommended​96
​Pardons Denied​44
​Pardons Granted by Governor Corbett​40
​Pardons Granted by Governor Rendell​34
​Pardons Denied by Governor​0
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

2010 GOVERNOR RENDELL
​​​​Applications Received​584
​​​​Applications Merit Reviewed​358
​​​​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​138
​​​Pardons Recommended​120
​Commutation of Life Recommended​1
​Pardons Denied​16
​Commutation of Life Denied​1
​Pardons Granted by Governor​164
​Commutation of Life Granted by Governor​3
​Pardons Denied by Governor​0
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2009 GOVERNOR RENDELL
​​Applications Received590
​​Applications Merit Reviewed420
​​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​202
​Pardons Recommended​182
​Commutation of Life Recommended​2
​Pardons Denied​18
​Pardons Granted by Governor​175
​Commutation of Life Granted by Governor​1
​Pardons Denied by Governor​2
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2008 GOVERNOR RENDELL
​​Applications Received​654
​​Applications Merit Reviewed​510
​​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​227
​Pardons Recommended​194
​Pardons Denied​33
​Pardons Granted by Governor​141
​Pardons Denied by Governor​0
​Applications Pending Govenor Action

 

​2007 GOVERNOR RENDELL
​​Applications Received​655
​​Applications Merit Reviewed​370
​​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​195
​​Pardons Recommended​138
​Commutation of Life Recommended​1
Pardons Denied​56
​Pardons Granted by Governor​181
​Commutation of Life Granted by Governor​1
​Pardons Denied by Governor​11
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2006 GOVERNOR RENDELL
​Applications Received​668
​Applications Merit Reviewed​360
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​183
​Pardons Recommended​145
​Pardons Denied​36
​Pardons Granted by Governor​99
​Pardons Denied by Governor​13
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2005 GOVERNOR RENDELL
​Applications Received​617
​Applications Merit Reviewed​360
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​183
​Pardons Recommended​140
​Min/Max Recommended​2
​Pardons Denied​40
Commutation of Life Denied​2
Pardons Granted by Governor​161
​Min/Max Granted by Governor2
​Pardons Denied by Governor​12
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2004 GOVERNOR RENDELL
​Applications Received​578
​Applications Merit Reviewed​406
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​200
​Pardons Recommended​151
​Commutation of Life Recommended​1
​Pardons Denied​45
Commutation of Life Denied​3
​Pardons Granted by Governor​123
​Pardons Denied by Governor​15
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

2003 GOVERNOR SCHWEIKER/RENDELL
​​Applications Received​564
​​​​Applications Merit Reviewed​355
​​​​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​179
​Pardons Denied​22
​Min/Max Denied​1
​Pardons Recommended​154
​Commutation of Life Recommended​1
​Pardons Granted by Schweiker​83
​Pardons Denied by Schweiker​1
​Pardons Granted by Rendell​46
​Pardons Denied by Rendell​13
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2002 GOVERNOR SCHWEIKER
​Applications Received​488
​​Applications Merit Reviewed314​
​​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​164
​Pardons Denied​34
​Pardons Recommended​127
​Max Off Recommended​1
​Pardons Granted by Governor​109
​Pardons Denied by Governor​3
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2001 GOVERNOR RIDGE/SCHWEIKER
​​Applications Received​367
​​Applications Merit Reviewed​275
​​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​138
​Pardons Denied​15
Min/Max Denied​1
​Pardons Recommended​122
​Pardons Granted by Ridge​13
​Pardons Denied by Ridge​6
​Pardons Granted by Schweiker​146
Applications Pending Governor Action

 

​2000 GOVERNOR RIDGE
​Applications Received​332
​Applications Merit Reviewed​245
​Applications Heard at Public Hearings​104
​Pardons Denied​16
​Commutation of Life Denied​1
​Pardons Recommended​87
Pardons Granted by Governor​69
​Pardons Denied by Governor​15
​Applications Pending Governor Action

 

1999 GOVERNOR RIDGE​
Applications Received​​261
​Applications Merit Reviewed​218
​Applications Heard at Public Hearing​111
​Pardons Denied​20
​Pardons Recommended​90
Min/Max Recommended​1
​Pardons Granted by Governor​33
​Pardons Denied by Governor​19
​Applications Pending Governor Action