PHILADELPHIA – July 22, 2019 – Senator Sharif Street will join FAMM on Tuesday, July 23rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for an educational forum on parole reform for lifers in PA.
Pennsylvania prisons currently hold more than 5,200 people serving life sentences, more than 10% of Pennsylvania’s state prison population, which stands as the second highest number in the country. One of only a handful of states that deny parole to lifers, almost half are aging and geriatric (as defined by the Department of Corrections) and include over 600 individuals who did not take a life having been sentenced under PA’s Felony Murder rule.
This event continues the Redemption Tour, featuring stops across the commonwealth to educate the public on the need to reform parole for some lifers in PA.
Program includes a panel discussion and an opportunity to hear from the public.
WHEN: Tuesday, July 23rd 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Hill House, 1835 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219
WHO: Senator Sharif Street, FAMM, Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration, Juvenile Lifers, other elected officials and stakeholders.
MEDIA COVERAGE IS WELCOMED AND ENCOURAGED. PRESS TIME 12 NOON