October 1, 2019, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Responding to Redemption: Reconsidering Life Without Parole Sentences in Pennsylvania with FAMM
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Pennsylvania has more than 5,400 people serving life without parole sentences, and many of them are aging or ill, have rehabilitated themselves during decades of incarceration, and no longer pose a threat to public safety. Each prisoner over age 50 costs taxpayers $70,000 - $100,000 each year. Pennsylvania should ask whether life without parole sentences are a cost-effective and humane way to maintain public safety.
Join representatives from FAMM for a discussion about providing a pathway to parole eligibility for deserving Pennsylvanians, and learn how creating parole eligibility for lifers can positively impact our communities.
This event is part of Eastern State's ongoing Searchlight Series of events addressing issues in contemporary corrections. The Searchlight Series discussions take place the first Tuesday of every month, free and open to the public. No reservations required.