2017 – PCRA Clemency Application

Zeke Goldblum at SCI Mahanoy – Age 67

In January 2017, Zeke Goldblum filed his seventh PCRA application for clemency to the Board of Pardons of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Here is the text of the submitted application, although presented in a version that is more easily read than the official page forms.  2017 Clemency Application #37051

Zeke’s application will be greatly enhanced if it is accompanied by letters of support, and accordingly his family is asking my friends and acquaintances to write on his behalf. They provide two sample letters which you may download and personalize as you see fit. Quantity is most important so if you could ask friends to join in this effort, it would be most helpful.

Letters should be mailed directly to:

Mr. Steven Burk,
Secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons
333 Market Street
15th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126

We also provide a template for a mailing envelope if you’d like to use that.

The entire Goldblum family thanks you.


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TV Report on Zeke’s case

It has been more than 20 years since Ken Rice filed this in-depth report on Zeke’s case. 20 years since Zeke’s judge and prosecutor both labeled his trial “A Miscarriage of Justice.”

And 20 years later, Zeke is still in prison, serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit.



"Clarence . . . Clarence Miller did this to me." George Wilhelm's dying declaration to police, February 9, 1976 (T.T. 1528).

". . . Goldblum was not the individual who inflicted the fatal stab wounds on Mr. George Wilhelm." Dr. Cyril Wecht, Coroner of Allegheny County in letter to Board of Pardons, September 1, 1994; Henry Lee, Ph.D., report dated February 25, 1997.

"This is the one case in 21 years [as a judge] which seriously troubles my conscience about the result." The Honorable Donald Ziegler as quoted in Michael Bucsko, Judge Haunted by Dying Man's Last Sentences, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 5, 1995.