Latest News from PLSE



BOP wows, PLSE reports, Cooney honors, BAI affiliates, 100 Coaches zoom, and more.


Life Without Parole for Second-Degree Murder In Pennsylvania:  An Objective Assessment of Sentencing


January 19, 2021
Andrea Lindsay, PLSE Lead Researcher and Mitigation Specialist
Read the Report 
Read the Lt. Governor’s Press Release



January 26, 2021
Written by Brandon Dorfman
Generocity



PLSE Wins, Treasurer Downgrades, Co-Ops Shine, Pitt Law Joins, and more.


PLSE Receives 2021 Innovation Award for Human Services / Community Development 


January 21, 2021

PLSE receives top prize for making society see expungements and pardons as investments in neighborhoods and human capital. 



January 19, 2021



January 14, 2021
To read the letter to the rating agencies, click here.



3,000+ sign petition to Gov. Wolf, Judge Karen Simmons receives Pollak award, staff attorney Taylor Pacheco moderates Philadelphia Bar Association panel, and more.



December 4, 2020



December 1, 2020
The Defense (Magazine of the PA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)



PLSE Video Library Featured by BOP, Pardon Project Leaps Forward in Pittsburgh, Newest Mike Lee Fellow Joins, and more.



October 19th, 2020
Written by Patrick Keough
The Legal Intelligencer



September 16, 2020



Governor Acts, Juvenile Judges Pile On, Board Excels, PLAN Partners, PLSE Reports, and more.



August 31, 2020



August 5, 2020



Governor Flunks, Board Zooms, DA Innovates, Health Experts Join, and more.



August 14, 2020
Philadelphia Bar Reporter



August 12, 2020
Pennsylvania Department of State



August 7, 2020
Two Health Care Experts Join PLSE Board, Emphasizing Criminal Records as a Public Health Crisis.



Support swells, Mayor cancels, Board speeds up, Merck and Chubb sign on, More leaders speak out, and more.



July 9, 2020
The Philadelphia Inquirer
PLSE Volunteers lead the charge in organizing to represent protesters and help them contest their violations.



June 26, 2020
Technical.ly Philly
While 2018’s Clean Slate Law cleared barriers to housing, education and employment for individuals across PA, it indirectly created new technological barriers for the legal nonprofit.



Jeff Brown leads, Philly DA partners, PLSE begins online intake, tips on the parole interview, and more.



May 8, 2020
PA Bar strongly urges PA Board of Pardons to stop asking about juvenile records in pardon applications.




PA Bar acts, Economy League reports, Heinz Endowments funds, and more.



May 5, 2020



Temporary reprieves, historic Bar Leadership Summit, historic Board of Pardons vote, expanded Video Library, and more.



Record-breaking year, new Mike Lee Fellow, Pardon Hubs expanding to new neighborhoods, and more.



January 29, 2020



Barristers-Bebashi partnership, Sen. Vince Hughes delivers, Point Breeze becomes first neighborhood pardon network.



Pardon videos, expansion into North Philly, and much more.



November 29, 2019



Giving Tuesday, new Board members, Pardon Hub news, and more.



PLSE’s new Executive Director, the expedited pardon application, and much, much more.



September 23, 2019
Written by Carl “Tobey” Oxholm III
The Legal Intelligencer



PLSE’s record breaking year, upcoming expungement clinics, new partnerships, and need-to-know tips about Clean Slate.



Historic Board of Pardons vote, PLSE gains 2 new Board members, Clearing Juvenile Records, and more.



June 24, 2019



June 12, 2019
New pardon application sets new standard for clarity and access.



New pardon application, Mike Lee Fellowship update, and new community partnerships.



April 22, 2019



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September 2018
Philadelphia Bar Reporter



August 27, 2018



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July 23, 2018
Written by M. Zane Johnson
The Legal Intelligencer



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