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Pennsylvania

Join us in Harrisburg on September 24, 2019 for our
Pennsylvanians for Probation Reform Advocacy Day!

Pennsylvania has the highest incarceration rate in the Northeastern U.S. and the second-highest number of people serving life without parole sentences in the country. In 2015, the state’s supreme court struck down its mandatory minimum laws as unconstitutional. Since then, FAMM has opposed efforts to reinstate mandatory minimum sentences. FAMM also supports reforms to life without parole sentences, increased use of early release for elderly and ill prisoners, more use of executive clemency, prison mail policies that keep families connected, and reforms to probation and record expungement. By reserving longer sentences for more serious and high-risk offenders, state lawmakers can save taxpayer dollars or redirect those savings to proven alternatives to reduce crime and recidivism, including drug treatment, hiring more police, and job training. To get involved in our work in Pennsylvania, sign up for our emails and contact our local organizers in the state:

Philadelphia: Celeste Trusty, ctrusty@famm.org

Pittsburgh: Evans Moore, emoore@famm.org

2019 Laws and Policy

How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Pennsylvania

You can do several things to work toward reforming Pennsylvania’s sentencing laws.

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FAMM Taps Celeste Trusty as Pennsylvania State Policy Director

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Taps Celeste Trusty as Pennsylvania State Policy Director WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring announced that Celeste Trusty is the organization’s first state policy director for Pennsylvania. Trusty previously served as the group’s regional organizer for Philadelphia. In her new role, she will work with policymakers and advocates to advance FAMM’s sentencing … Read More

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FAMM supports Pa. Justice Reinvestment reform package

Monday, June 17, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Supports Pa. Justice Reinvestment Reform Package HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill submitted written testimony to the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee in support of SB 500, SB 501, and SB 502. The three bills, collectively known as “Justice Reinvestment II,” would reform county probation services, create … Read More

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FAMM applauds Pa. Senate for passage of Justice Reinvestment bills

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS PA SENATE FOR PASSAGE OF JUSTICE REINVESTMENT BILLS HARRISBURG, Pa. – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s unanimous passage of Justice Reinvestment II bills (SB 500, SB 501, and SB 502) in the Pennsylvania Senate: FAMM applauds the Pennsylvania Senate … Read More

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