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

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Contact: Rabiah Burks
rburks@famm.org
202-822-6700

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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 Us Safer, Saves Money, and Unites Families,” will open with remarks from Sen. Stewart Greenleaf.

The panel will draw on lessons learned from FAMM’s new report, “Everywhere and Nowhere: Compassionate Release in the States,” which will be released the same day. The state-by-state report details compassionate release programs across the nation.

The Case for Compassionate Release: How Releasing Sick and Elderly Prisoners Makes Us Safer, Saves Money, and Unites Families
June 27, 2018
2:00-3:30 p.m.
PMA Building, 225 State Street,1st floor conference room, Harrisburg, PA 17101

FAMM’s general counsel, Mary Price, will moderate the discussion. Other panelists include:

  • Joan Porter, Board Member, Pennsylvania Prison Society
  • Elizabeth Randol, Legislative Director, ACLU of Pennsylvania
  • David Safavian, Deputy Director, American Conservative Union Foundation Center for Criminal Justice Reform

If you are interested in attending the event, speaking to panelists, or would like more information on the report, please contact Rabiah Burks at rburks@famm.org.

FAMM is a nonpartisan, national advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice reforms to make our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM promotes change by raising the voices of families and individuals who are directly affected by counterproductive sentencing and prison policies.  

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