Report: No “Public Safety Concern” in Pardons
A PLSE report examines 10 years of data. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro calls the report “valuable and important.”
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New PLSE Report on Racial Disparities and Second-Degree Murder in PA
Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and Attorney General Josh Shapiro are calling for reform after PLSE’s latest report showing Black people in Pennsylvania have been sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder at a rate 21 times higher than white people.
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April 2021: Innovative Clinics, New Partners, Eloquent Coaches, More Honors, and Heads Up!
Empowering our communitiess
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 the Secretary of the Board of Pardons himself? Check out the PLSE pardon video library.