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VIDEO: How to Apply for a Pardon

Board of Pardons

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman chairs the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, which hears requests for pardons and commutation in Pennsylvania. In 2019, the Fetterman-led board took steps to make the pardons process more accessible, including waiving the application fee and streamlining the application.

Following a statewide tour that showed overwhelming favor for legalizing adult-use marijuana, Fetterman is encouraging anyone with a nonviolent marijuana-related conviction to pursue an expedited application for pardon.   

For a free application that can be used for any type of pardon request, click here.  

For more information about pardons or commutations, visit