Pennsylvania has more than 300,000 people on probation or parole. Lengthy probation sentences keep people on supervision long past the point at which they are likely to reoffend. People on probation can be sent back to jail or prison for lengthy periods even for technical violations (like missing a meeting with a probation officer), which hurts families and public safety. Two probation reform bills, HB 1555 and SB 14, are gaining traction in the state legislature. Join us on September 24 in Harrisburg to tell lawmakers to reform probation this year!
What: Pennsylvanians for Probation Reform Advocacy Day
When: Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
8:00-9:00 a.m.: Advocacy Training (location TBD)
9:00-10:00 a.m.: Rally and Press Event (The Capitol Rotunda)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Visits with lawmakers (The Capitol)
Note: FAMM can provide transportation to and lodging in Harrisburg for a number of people on the evening of Monday, September 23.
Where: The Capitol, 501 N 3rd St, Harrisburg, PA 17120