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FAMM praises Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ actions to support clemency for Dennis and Lee Horton, others
HARRISBURG – In response to the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons supporting clemency for Dennis and Lee Horton, FAMM’s Director of State Policy for Pennsylvania, Celeste Trusty, issued the following statement:
“It’s near-impossible not to shed tears of joy on a day like today,” Trusty said. “We have been fighting and advocating for the Horton Brothers, and I am so thrilled at today’s action by the Board. We hope Gov. Tom Wolf will grant them clemency and send them home to their families.”
Today’s Board of Pardons meeting also included other clemency petitions, and FAMM wishes to congratulate those petitioners as well.
“What a wonderful time for families to be reunited,” Trusty said. “We are grateful to the Board of Pardons for supporting these cases for clemency, and hope to see more next 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.