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FAMM to host virtual panel, Second Chances: Pathways Forward in Pennsylvania, with Lt. Governor John Fetterman
PHILADELPHIA – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel via Zoom with Lt. Governor and Board of Pardons Chairman John Fetterman, discussing the need for second chances in Pennsylvania’s prison system.
The session will be held virtually on Tuesday, October 6 from 6-7 p.m. The event is part of Eastern State’s ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections, and will be streamed live on Facebook and via Zoom webinar.
The panel will be moderated by FAMM’s Pennsylvania state policy director Celeste Trusty and also features criminal justice reform advocate Charles Brown, and Kimberlee Johnson, D.Min., Eastern University faculty member and director of the university’s prison education program.
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.