GREENVILLE – (Oct. 26, 2017) Sen. Michele Brooks invites everyone interested in pardons and expungements after past criminal convictions to join her, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and Rep. Mark Longietti at Thiel College on Nov. 2 for a community session explaining the process.
At the “Pathways to Pardons” event, experts on pardons, corrections and drug and alcohol treatment will explain Pennsylvania’s pardons process and the circumstances the state Board of Pardons seeks in a successful applicant.
Sen. Brooks said, “Pardons and expungements are not about being soft on crime. They are about understanding that sometimes a mistake made 30 years ago can still hamper the life of a citizen who has obeyed the law for decades and contributed to society. That blemish on their record can be a serious impediment when applying for a job, housing, higher education and more.”
For example, a single mom working in law enforcement who stole clothes for her baby as a teenager was granted a pardon after 15 years of crime-free living, and a successful, middle-aged attorney earned an expungement after a fight he got into at a concert in college remained on his record.
Stack leads the Board of Pardons. Presenters will remain after the event to answer questions one-on-one with guests who desire privacy or have specific concerns.
All citizens are invited to this informative event.
WHAT: Pathways to Pardons at Thiel College
WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Stamm Lecture Hall
James Pedas Community Communications Center
75 College Avenue, Greenville, PA 16125
MEDIA CONTACT: Diane McNaughton (717) 787-1322