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FAMM supports Pa. Justice Reinvestment reform package

Monday, June 17, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Supports Pa. Justice Reinvestment Reform Package HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill submitted written testimony to the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee in support of SB 500, SB 501, and SB 502. The three bills, collectively known as “Justice Reinvestment II,” would reform county probation services, create … Read More

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FAMM applauds Pa. Senate for passage of Justice Reinvestment bills

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS PA SENATE FOR PASSAGE OF JUSTICE REINVESTMENT BILLS HARRISBURG, Pa. – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s unanimous passage of Justice Reinvestment II bills (SB 500, SB 501, and SB 502) in the Pennsylvania Senate: FAMM applauds the Pennsylvania Senate … Read More

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FAMM responds to Allegheny County District Attorney’s failure to attend criminal justice forum

Monday, May 13, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM RESPONDS TO ALLEGHENY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S FAILURE TO ATTEND CRIMINAL JUSTICE FORUM ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to District Attorney Zappala’s failure to attend the 2019 Allegheny County District Attorney’s Candidate Forum on May 8th and the comments … Read More

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FAMM supports new Pennsylvania life without parole reform bills

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM SUPPORTS NEW PENNSYLVANIA LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE REFORM BILLS WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to the introduction of two life without parole sentencing reform bills by Sen. Sharif Street (D-3) and Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-179) in the Pennsylvania General Assembly: Pennsylvania … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Introduction of New Pennsylvania Probation Reform Bill

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Applauds Introduction of New Pennsylvania Probation Reform Bill Harrisburg, PA – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to Pennsylvania Rep. Jordan Harris’ introduction of a new probation reform bill in the Keystone State: At FAMM, we hear too many stories of … Read More

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FAMM Launches #MyMailMatters Campaign in Pennsylvania

Friday, December 14, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Launches #MyMailMatters Campaign in Pennsylvania The criminal justice group is organizing families to fight for the rights of prisoners to receive real mail. PHILADELPHIA – The national criminal justice reform group FAMM is fighting to ensure that prisoners in Pennsylvania are able to receive original, hand-written letters, photographs, and greeting cards … Read More

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FAMM launches groundbreaking campaign to organize families of the incarcerated in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING CAMPAIGN TO ORGANIZE FAMILIES OF THE INCARCERATED IN PENNSYLVANIA National advocacy group makes key hires in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh to build grassroots momentum for criminal justice reform WASHINGTON – FAMM, a national criminal justice reform organization, today announced it has hired two state-based organizers who will anchor the group’s … Read More

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FAMM to Discuss New State-by-State Report on Pennsylvania’s Early Prison Release Programs

Friday, June 22, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM to Discuss New State-by-State Report on Pennsylvania’s Early Prison Release Programs HARRISBURG – A panel of experts will discuss Pennsylvania’s early release programs for sick, dying, and aging prisoners on June 27, 2018, in Harrisburg. The program, “The Case for Compassionate Release: How Releasing Sick and Elderly Prisoners Makes … Read More

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The PA House’s bad idea for next week

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 The PA House’s bad idea for next week Next week, the Pennsylvania House may take up legislation to reinstate mandatory minimum sentencing laws. We at FAMM think that’s a bad idea. Today we are releasing a new video to help educate policymakers about why individualized, evidence-based approaches … Read More

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Pennsylvania Voters Oppose Mandatory Minimum Sentences, According to New Poll

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Voters Think State Spends Too Much on Jail, Not Enough on Rehabilitation WASHINGTON, DC – Families Against Mandatory Minimum (FAMM) President Julie Stewart today released the results of a new poll of likely Pennsylvania voters, which revealed strong opposition to mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent offenses.  (See below for a presentation of the results, or … Read More

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