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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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After State Supreme Court Ruling, Coalition Calls for Passage of Probation Reform in Pennsylvania

Friday, November 22, 2019

  Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org After State Supreme Court Ruling, Coalition Calls for Passage of Probation Reform in Pennsylvania Harrisburg — On Thursday, November 21, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ordered the release of Maurice Hudson, a Philadelphia man who has been incarcerated on several occasions due to his inability to pay fines related … Read More

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FAMM blasts introduction of billion-dollar mandatory minimum bills in Pennsylvania

Monday, October 21, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM blasts introduction of billion-dollar mandatory minimum bills in Pennsylvania Harrisburg – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement in response to HB 726, HB 1850, HB 1851, and HB 1852, currently being considered by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives: “These bills are a misguided attempt … Read More

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FAMM praises introduction of Pa. bill to allow more opportunity for commutations 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises introduction of Pa. bill to allow more opportunity for commutations  Harrisburg – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement in response to SB 884, a proposed bill that would amend Pennsylvania’s constitution. The amendment would allow more leeway for the Board of Pardons in recommending commutation … Read More

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FAMM Taps Celeste Trusty as Pennsylvania State Policy Director

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Taps Celeste Trusty as Pennsylvania State Policy Director WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring announced that Celeste Trusty is the organization’s first state policy director for Pennsylvania. Trusty previously served as the group’s regional organizer for Philadelphia. In her new role, she will work with policymakers and advocates to advance FAMM’s sentencing … Read More

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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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