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LinkedIn participates in FAMM’s #VisitAPrison challenge with trip to SCI Phoenix

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM’s #VisitAPrison challenge with trip to  SCI Phoenix COLLEGEVILLE –  LinkedIn Corporation and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) officials will tour State Correctional Institution (SCI) Phoenix as part of the FAMM’s #VisitAPrison campaign.  “Ninety-five percent of the people in prison today are going to return to their communities, and the best way to ensure that their re-entry is … Read More

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FAMM offers support for Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project

Thursday, September 1, 2022

  For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM offers support for Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner issued the following statement in support of the Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project announced by Governor Tom Wolf, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, and the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons today. “The Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project will positively impact the lives … Read More

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FAMM urges Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to have greater transparency in clemency process

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM  urges Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to have greater transparency in clemency process HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner sent a letter today to Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Boards of Pardons (BOP) in response to the absence of reasoning given for denied clemency applications last week. FAMM urged the … Read More

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FAMM praises Gov. Tom Wolf for signing commutations

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM praises Gov. Tom Wolf for signing commutations   HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner issued the following statement in response to commutations recommended by the Board of Pardons that were signed by Governor Tom Wolf on July 14. “Last week eight incarcerated people in Pennsylvania got a chance to reunite … Read More

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FAMM challenges Pennsylvania policymakers to #VisitAPrison

Monday, July 11, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM challenges Pennsylvania lawmakers to #VisitAPrison Despite laws for prisons and the people in them, few policymakers visit them HARRISBURG – Today, FAMM launched its national “#VisitAPrison” campaign to encourage policymakers to visit a prison or jail in the next year, which includes a focus on Pennsylvania. The Keystone state has … Read More

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FAMM supports Pennsylvania medical release bill

Friday, June 10, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM supports Pennsylvania medical release bill  HARRISBURG – Rep. Kail (R-Beaver and Washington Counties) has introduced HB 2634, a bill that would create a meaningful medical release mechanism for incarcerated individuals in Pennsylvania state prisons and save taxpayers significant sums of money. “FAMM strongly supports this bill, which addresses a long-standing problem in Pennsylvania’s prisons – the … Read More

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Senator Street & FAMM to host The Road to Redemption Live at Eastern State Penitentiary

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org Desmond McKinson, 215-251-9791DesmondMcKinson@pasenate.com Senator Street & FAMM to host The Road to Redemption Live at Eastern State Penitentiary  PHILADELPHIA – On Tuesday, April 19th FAMM will join Senator Sharif Street in hosting The Road to Redemption: Live at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, from 2-4 pm. The event will also be livestreamed on Senator Street’s Facebook page. … Read More

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FAMM and Pennsylvania Prison Society urge Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Corrections to end $5 medical copays for incarcerated people

Thursday, March 31, 2022

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM and Pennsylvania Prison Society urge Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Corrections to end $5 medical copays for incarcerated people  MECHANICSBURG – FAMM and the Pennsylvania Prison Society sent a joint letter today to Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections George Little asking for the permanent elimination of the $5 medical copay for incarcerated … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual panel, Pardon Me: Clemency 101, Sen. Sharif Street, Philadelphia Councilmember Cindy Bass and Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Secretary Celeste Trusty

Thursday, March 17, 2022

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM to host virtual panel, Pardon Me: Clemency 101, Sen. Sharif Street, Philadelphia Councilmember Cindy Bass and Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Secretary Celeste Trusty   PHILADELPHIA – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel on clemency, Pardon Me: Clemency 101 in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, March 23 from noon–1:30 p.m. “After decades of clemency being effectively dormant in Pennsylvania, grants … Read More

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FAMM recommends clemency process reforms in letter to Governor Wolf and other officials

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM recommends clemency process reforms in letter to Governor Wolf and other officials   HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner sent a letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and Board of Pardons Secretary K. Celeste Trusty today with twelve recommendations and improvements to Pennsylvania’s clemency process. “Pennsylvania has made great strides … Read More

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