Virtual Town Hall – Sentencing “Felony Murder”: New Data and Their Implications for Life Without Parole in Pennsylvania
Join Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity (PLSE) for a one-hour virtual town hall in collaboration with Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman to discuss PLSE’s audit and reports on second-degree “felony” murder in Pennsylvania, which is one of only two states that imposes a mandatory life without parole sentence under the statute.
Moderated by PLSE Co-Founder Ryan Allen Hancock, Esq., panelists include Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, who commissioned the reports and chairs the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons; Representative Joanna McClinton, Esq., House Democratic Leader and Representative of the 191st District; Lisette “Mimi” McCormick, Esq., Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission for Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Fairness; and Shawn Bushway, PhD, Senior Policy Researcher at RAND Corporation.
The presentation will include a brief presentation on PLSE’s two reports by author Andrea Lindsay, MSW, as well as a brief Q&A session facilitated by co-author Clara Rawlings. Submit your questions in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.