Applicable form of Executive Clemency: Commutation of Sentence

Eligibility: All inmates are eligible to apply.

Application Process: Applications are available by contacting:

Pennsylvania Board of Pardons 
333 Market Street, 15th Floor 
Harrisburg, PA 17126 
Tel: (717) 787-2596
Fax: (717) 772-3135

Completed applications should be returned to the same address.

Click here to preview the application. This form is for use as a sample only. Forms must be requested from the above address. Failure to request forms from the Board may lead to rejection of the application.

Click here for Complete Instructions on How to Complete the Application for Clemency and a full explanation of the Application Process

Following a public hearing, if granted, the Board will issue a recommendation to the Governor and submit the case to the Governor for review and final action. The applicant will be notified of the Board's decision within 14 days of the hearing.

If the Board recommends granting a commutation of sentence and the Governor approves, the commutation will be conditional. If probation or parole is violated following commutation or the applicant is convicted of a new crime, the commutation will be voided and revoked.

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Last Updated: 06.25.14