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FAMM to premiere short film, Second Chance Sisterhood, with panel discussion on February 9

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FAMM to premiere short film, Second Chance Sisterhood, with panel discussion on February 9 

RICHMOND – Join FAMM for the Facebook premiere of the short film Second Chance Sisterhood on Wednesday, February 9 at 7 pm. It will be streamed via FAMM’s Facebook page.

It tells the inspirational story of Sincere Allah and The Sistas in Prison Reform and their extraordinary journey from prison to freedom, from being powerless to becoming advocates for a “second look” law in Virginia — and elsewhere.

A panel discussion moderated by Molly Gill, FAMM Vice President of Policy, will take place after the film. The panelists are the four stars of the film, Sincere Allah and Sistas In Prison co-founders Paulettra James, Juanita Belton and Santia Nance.

“FAMM believes people change over time — locking someone up long past the point of necessity makes no one safer,” said Molly Gill. “Second Chance Sisterhood makes a powerful case for providing a pathway for early release when a young person has already served a substantial prison sentence.”

FAMM’s Second Chances Agenda seeks to create as many mechanisms as possible to give people second chances, reunite families, and reduce mass incarceration.

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.


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.