FAMM releases results of criminal justice candidate questionnaire

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FAMM releases results of criminal justice candidate questionnaire

Questions were sent to all Pennsylvania legislative candidates, though not all responded

HARRISBURG – FAMM has released the results of its candidate questionnaire, allowing Pennsylvania’s voters to see where candidates for the state Legislature stand on 10 proposed criminal justice reforms covering a range of sentencing and prison issues. The site is searchable by legislative district, and available at

“People all across Pennsylvania are directly affected by the criminal justice policies our legislators have and will enact,” said Celeste Trusty, FAMM Pennsylvania State Director. “This questionnaire shows where their candidates stand on potential sentencing and prisons reforms — information that’s valuable at the ballot box.”

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.