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Board of Pardons Minutes, 1974-1999

 

A Collection of POWER Library: Pennsylvania's Electronic Library.

About this collection

This collection contains meeting minutes of the Office of the Lieutentant Governor's Board of Pardons dealing predominantly with commutation and pardon decisions. Each entry provides the date, time, and place of the meeting; members present; list of cases entertained, recommendations of the Board, adjournments for executive sessions and end of meeting, and the signature of the Secretary of the Board. Also included are minutes of merit review sessions to determine whether cases will be granted public hearing. Later minutes include merit review and public hearing vote sheets which indicated how each Board member voted. Other topics include: waiting periods for reapplication following denial, remission of fines and forfeitures, follow up on deferred cases and cases held under advisement, and arbitration for pre-release cases.

 
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