Fetterman Lt. Gov. Role Was Pardoning Murderers, Backs Second Chances

  • John Fetterman has expressed his support for second chances for criminals, voting and advocating for criminals in Pennsylvania to be released.
  • Fetterman has stated his main reason for running for lieutenant governor was to serve on the Board of Pardons where he voted to free convicted criminals. Fact checkers found Fetterman voted 26 times to commute life sentences where a law enforcement officer disagreed and voted against it and Fetterman said it is possible for someone who was released to commit more crimes.
  • “Our criminal justice system is broken. I believe in the power of a second chance, and for years, I have advocated for reforms to our too often unforgiving and vindictive justice system. As lieutenant governor, I have fought hard for second chances for deserving Pennsylvanians and to free the wrongfully convicted through my work as chair of the Board of Pardons,” Fetterman wrote on his campaign website. 
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