At the January 2024 hearings, the Board of Pardons decided 144 cases, recommending 118 of them (82%) to the Governor. The next pardon hearings will be on February 22 and 23 with sessions beginning at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
JANUARY 2024 NEWSLETTER
Exciting News in the New Year – Recent events, new PLSE arrivals, details on expedited reviews, the BOP hearing schedule, pardon news, and more.
The new documentary short Pardon Me is now on the road with screenings around the state.
Empowering our communities
by expanding opportunity
What We Do
Mass incarceration has resulted in hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians having criminal records that hurt them, their families and neighborhoods for generations. We all should want to help our neighbors get the second chances they have earned, and we can! PLSE works to uplift communities most affected by social justice inequities by providing assistance to neighborhood organizations and individuals who feel that their criminal record is blocking them from jobs, careers, education, credit, housing and other opportunities.
ECONOMY LEAGUE ANALYSIS 2020
Pardons can contribute to economic development in
communities across the commonwealth
PLSE Video Library
Want to learn more about the pardon process, from people who have gone through it – including What is the Board of Pardons Looking For? Check out the PLSE pardon video library.