FAMM issues statement on Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ clemency actions 

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FAMM issues statement on Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ clemency actions 

HARRISBURG – In response to the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons clemency actions today FAMM’s Director of State Policy for Pennsylvania, Celeste Trusty, issued the following statement:

“FAMM is beyond grateful the board today recognized the redemption and rehabilitation exhibited by James Inge and Irvin Moore, both serving life without parole sentences, and we are hopeful that Governor Wolf will sign these applications and reunite the Inge and Moore families,” Trusty said.

“However, we are devastated by the board’s lack of support for John Brookins, who has maintained a flawless prison record for nearly 30 years of incarceration. He is a mentor and leader in his prison community, and FAMM firmly believes that John should be given the opportunity to return home with his family. FAMM will not give up on advocating relief for John Brookins.”

Today’s Board of Pardons meeting also included other clemency petitions, and FAMM wishes to congratulate those petitioners as well.

“We are grateful to the Board of Pardons for supporting these cases for clemency, and hope to see more this year.”

For nearly three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, and a range of stakeholders and advocates to fight for a more fair and effective justice system. FAMM’s focus on ending a one-size-fits-all punishment structure has led to reforms to sentencing and prison policies at the state and federal level and is paving the way to programs that support rehabilitation for the 94% of all prisoners who will return to our neighborhoods one day.


FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safeguard taxpayer dollars and keep our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM is helping transform America’s criminal justice system by uniting the voices of impacted families and individuals and elevating the issues all across the country.