Pa. seeks to scale back clemency wait occasions for inmates, ex-convicts

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is trying to cut back the time that Pennsylvania inmates and former convicts look forward to clemency.

Officers say the method to use for clemency ought to go absolutely on-line by the top of the 12 months, which might minimize down on the wait-time by years.

Lieutenant Gov. John Fetterman says his aim is for the state Board of Pardons to make use of the web system to course of an utility in a 12 months or much less.

The board oversees two types of clemency: pardons for people who find themselves not incarcerated and sentence commutations, which means sentence reductions, for people who find themselves in jail and consider they’re reformed and have been over-sentenced.

He referred to as the present paper-based system inefficient.

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