Pitman v. Pa. Bd. of Prob. & Parole, 56 MAP 2016 (4/26/17)
In this case the Supreme Court held that that the Parole Board abuses its discretion (1) where it fails to consider whether to grant a convicted parole violator (“CPV”) credit for time spent at liberty on parole, and (2) in failing to consider whether to grant CPVs credit for time spent at liberty on parole under the plain language of Subsection 6138(a)(2.1) of the Parole Code, 61 Pa.C.S. § 6138(a)(2.1).
This overturns decades where parolees violated for new convictions never received credit for street time. The Court’s analyses it short and succinct— the kind of thing we have been receiving from it lately.