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FAMM to host virtual screening of The Vanishing Trial, a documentary about the trial penalty this weekend

Thursday, July 9, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host virtual screening of The Vanishing Trial, a documentary about the trial penalty A panel discussion featuring Lt. Governor John Fetterman will follow on Monday WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual screening and panel discussion of their new documentary “The Vanishing Trial” which takes a deep dive into … Read More

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FAMM Statement on Policing Reform in Pennsylvania

Monday, June 15, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM Statement on Policing Reform in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement in support of efforts to advance and pass legislation that would transform the way policing is carried out in Pennsylvania: FAMM supports policing reform in Pennsylvania. We know that … Read More

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FAMM urges legislature to depopulate Pennsylvania’s prisons

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges legislature to depopulate Pennsylvania’s prisons HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the prison reprieve process. “Pennsylvania has the highest incarceration rate in the northeast, and with it, an obligation to reduce … Read More

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FAMM urges action for Pennsylvania’s prisons after infections skyrocket at SCI Huntingdon

Thursday, May 7, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges action for Pennsylvania’s prisons after infections skyrocket at SCI Huntingdon HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Director Celeste Trusty sent a letter today to Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of corrections John Wetzel calling for increased COVID-19 testing in prisons, maintaining safe staffing levels and the release … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual town hall with Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson and Keisha Hudson on Thursday, May 7

Thursday, April 30, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host virtual town hall with Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson and Keisha Hudson on Thursday, May 7 HARRISBURG – FAMM is hosting a virtual town hall via Zoom with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson of REFORM Alliance, and Keisha Hudson of The Justice … Read More

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FAMM praises Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for using reprieve power in response to COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for using reprieve power in response to COVID-19 Crisis HARRISBURG – FAMM Director of State Policy for Pennsylvania Celeste Trusty praised Gov. Tom Wolf today for announcing he’d be using his constitutional reprieve power to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among people … Read More

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FAMM Urges House to Oppose Mandatory Minimums in Pennsylvania Bill

Monday, December 16, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM Urges House to Oppose Mandatory Minimums in Pennsylvania Bill HARRISBURG – FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement after Rep. Todd Stephens introduced amendments containing mandatory minimum sentences to SB 501: “It’s one thing for pop culture to borrow heavily from the ‘80s, but we can … Read More

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FAMM Frustrated by Introduction of Mandatory Minimums in Pennsylvania

Monday, December 9, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM Frustrated by Introduction of Mandatory Minimums in Pennsylvania HARRISBURG – FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement after the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee added mandatory minimum sentences to SB 501: “While we’re happy to see the advancement of the second Justice Reinvestment Initiative that passed in the … Read More

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FAMM Disheartened by Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee’s Changes to Probation Reform Bill

Monday, December 9, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM Disheartened by Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee’s Changes to Probation Reform Bill HARRISBURG – FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement after the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee removed several important probation system reforms from HB 1555: “It is disheartening that many of this bill’s common sense and transformative … Read More

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