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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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FAMM to host virtual panel, Pardon Me: Understanding Pennsylvania’s Commutation and Pardon Process, with PA Secretary of Pardons Celeste Trusty

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org   FAMM to host virtual panel, Pardon Me: Understanding Pennsylvania’s Commutation and Pardon Process, with PA Secretary of Pardons Celeste Trusty   HARRISBURG – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel via Zoom with the new Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Secretary Celeste Trusty on Tuesday, February 8 from noon–1 pm. Register for … Read More

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FAMM’S Pennsylvania State Director Maria Goellner to testify at House Democratic Policy Committee hearing

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM’S Pennsylvania State Director Maria Goellner to testify at House Democratic Policy Committee hearing   HARRISBURG – FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Director Maria Goellner will testify at the House of Representatives Democratic Policy Committee hearing on Thursday, “Judging Justice – The Mechanics of Criminal Sentencing.” The hearing can be live … Read More

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FAMM releases report on need for second chances in Pennsylvania’s prisons

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Media contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM releases report on need for second chances in Pennsylvania’s prisons “Time for Justice: The Urgent Need for Second Chances in Pennsylvania’s Sentencing System” highlights high costs and low value of Pennsylvania’s long prison sentences   HARRISBURG – As part of FAMM’s ongoing efforts to support second chances in Pennsylvania, … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on new gun mandatory minimums

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on new gun mandatory minimums   HARRISBURG – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement following the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on two bills that would introduce new mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes: “Mandatory minimums are proven … Read More

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FAMM announces sponsorship of What Is Life? Podcast

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM announces sponsorship of What Is Life? Podcast What is Life? Features conversations with Pennsylvanians serving life without parole sentences HARRISBURG – As part of FAMM’s three-decade fight against extreme mandatory sentences, it is sponsoring the podcast What is Life?, produced and hosted by Joshua Vaughn a senior reporter at The … Read More

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