FJP Releases – Fair and Just Prosecution

“The death penalty has been an instrument of systemic oppression and injustice in America, and it’s time we treat it as such.”

FJP and Mural Arts Announce Points of Connection Portrait Collection by Formerly-Incarcerated Artist in Residence at Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office

Mural Arts Philadelphia and Fair and Just Prosecution announced the public exhibition of the groundbreaking Artist-in-Residence program at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office featuring the creations of artist James “Yaya” Hough. The 10-month residency culminated with works of public art that explore the human toll of incarceration and highlight the importance of creating alternatives to a punitive and incarceration-driven justice system. Hough’s exhibition, Points of Connection, will be on display across the city of Philadelphia, offering the public a chance to engage in direct dialogue on criminal justice reform issues. This unique project was funded by generous support from the Art for Justice Fund. Read the release[17] and visit the Mural Arts website[18] to see the full collection and watch a video on the project.

“The power of art transcends the divides between us and lifts up the voices of individuals who too often go unheard.”

Fair and Just Prosecution Statement on Ruling Finding Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement in Violation of Federal Law

FJP Executive Director Miriam Krinsky issued this statement[19] in response to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia’s finding in NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund v. William Barr that the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice is in violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Senior District Court Judge John D. Bates ordered the Attorney General to not publish or rely upon any report or recommendations produced by the Commission until the requirements of FACA have been satisfied.

“Today’s decisive summary judgement ruling is a victory for all those who are working towards building a more fair and just criminal legal system – one grounded in racial equity and that promotes community safety and well-being.”

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