FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Need for Independent Oversight of Federal Prisons: 4 Women Speak” on April 6 - FAMM

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FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Need for Independent Oversight of Federal Prisons: 4 Women Speak” on April 6

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FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Need for Independent Oversight of Federal Prisons: 4 Women Speak” on April 6

 

WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel “The Need for Independent Oversight of Federal Prisons: 4 Women Speak” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6.

This panel will examine the need for independent oversight, inspections and accountability in the federal prison system.

Each woman on the panel has experienced the abuse and cruelty of federal prisons: Kesha Jackson, whose husband John, passed away in prison without any notification to his family; Shyer Maguire, whose son Zeph Pitt was stabbed 17 times in prison; Terri Minor-Spencer, a formerly incarcerated person who’s now an advocate for reform and Lauren Reynolds, who was sexually assaulted while incarcerated at Lowell Correctional Institution.

The panel will be moderated by Kevin Ring, FAMM’s President, and will be streamed live on FAMM’s YouTube Page.

For more than 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 has led the fight to reform extreme mandatory sentencing laws and to promote rehabilitation and dignity for all people in prison, 94 percent of whom will return to our neighborhoods one day.

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FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safely reduce incarceration, save taxpayer dollars, and keep families together. Founded in 1991, FAMM has secured bold sentencing and prison reform across the country while elevating the voices of directly impacted individuals and families.