Prison Fellowship is Partnering with FAMM to Discuss the Crack vs. Powder Cocaine Disparities During Virtual Reporters Roundtable Next Tuesday
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Prison Fellowship®, the nation's largest Christian nonprofit serving prisoners, former prisoners, and their families, is partnering with FAMM to host a Zoom virtual reporters roundtable to discuss ending the crack cocaine disparity, which is expected to be a key potential criminal justice reform proposal in the new Congress and administration.
This week, Prison Fellowship and FAMM are conducting a week of virtual grassroots lobby meetings with Capitol Hill and district offices in support of the reform. Those meetings will be discussed on the Virtual Reporters Roundtable next Tuesday.
Working with a wide range of partners on and off Capitol Hill committed to proportional punishment, racial equity, and public safety, Prison Fellowship and FAMM are advocating for the full elimination of this disparity in the 117th Congress.
Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) have introduced the Equal Act, which would eliminate the disparity and allow for retroactive review of prior cases sentenced under prior laws. President Joe Biden also identified elimination of the disparity as a priority in his presidential campaign’s criminal justice policy platform.
Virtual Reporters Roundtable on Crack vs. Powder Cocaine Disparities
Who: Prison Fellowship, FAMM, experts, and impacted family members
What: Equal Act discussion, via Zoom, including reporters' Q&A
When: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from 11:00am to 12:00pm (EST)
Where: Credentialed press members can REGISTER HERE.