Once convicted of homicide or murder in the 1st or 2nd degree, in the state of Pennsylvania you will be sentenced to life with no parole. Despite the crime being in the process of robbery, and murder, was not the motive; or you have an accomplice who was not the shooter, that conspiracy charge in itself will get you a life sentence with no parole.,
When I state no parole, this commonwealth state literally means such these already overcrowded prisons, for your natural life they want you imprisoned in these already overcrowded prisons where over 300 or more lifers reside in each. There is no parole of any sort; even after 25 years, as most others states make eligible. Over the twenty years I have been confined, numerous men have literally died due to old age; health issues; etc. while serving life sentences with no parole. These men sat over 30,40,50 years and were incapable of doing anything, if given the chance to return to society, due to their old age and health.
In the 1990’s at one time, several lifers were commuted by the governors in this state, after doing 20, 30, etc. years ad having impeccable clean records; but since then commutation is an after thought it seems for anyone in this commonwealth state.
The purpose of this article is simply to give an idea about the differences of life sentences given in other states of America compared to Pennsylvania; where I have been illegally convicted at since 1992.
To read more about J’s case the fight for his freedom, and how the person who prosecuted him has recently been convicted of several charges herself..