Jennifer Murphy, Ph.D.
Jennifer Murphy is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at Penn State Berks. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of drug policy and drug addiction stigma. She is the author of numerous articles and the 2015 book, Illness or Deviance? Drug Courts, Drug Treatment, and the Ambiguity of Addiction (Temple University Press).
Heather Isbell Schumacher
Heather Isbell Schumacher is a founding member of Delco CPR and a lead organizer of the Story Collection Team. Heather is active in grassroots coalition building across Delaware County and has served as a volunteer on several statewide political campaigns. She is an archivist at the University of Pennsylvania, mom of two, and a lover of art and public libraries. Gender, racial and economic justice are at the heart of Heather's activism.
Robert Keller is a former prosecutor who spent 8 years working in the Delaware County District Attorneys Office. Since 1988 he has been the senior partner of the law firm, Keller, Lisgar & Williams, LLP. His practice is limited to criminal defense in both state and federal court. Robert has tried well over 500 jury trials and as many waiver trials. He is acutely aware of the prison system here in Delaware County and is committed to abolishing the private prison that has failed our citizens for far too long.
Jacquie L. Jones, Esq.
Jacquie L. Jones, Esq. is a lifelong resident of Delaware County who has practiced here for her entire legal career. As a 2 time SuperLawyer in Criminal Defense, Jacquie has spent extensive time in the Delaware County Prison and with those who were incarcerated there. Her commitment to justice and justice work has led her to work for juvenile defendants, youth in the foster care system, and union workers. She believes that private companies should not be able to make money from criminal convictions and incarceration.
Robert A. Cicchinelli, MS
Bob Cicchinelli has been active in criminal justice issues for nearly fifteen years. Following in the footsteps of his undergrad mentor, Julia Hall, Bob was elected to the Board of the Pennsylvania Prison Society in 2009. He sits on the Public Policy Committee, where he has assessed and reported on the conditions of confinement at several state and county facilities. Bob is also the Convenor for Delaware County, coordinating Official Visitors at SCI Chester, George W. Hill and the GEO Chester halfway house. He makes regular visits to citizens housed at these facilities.
As a former inmate at George W. Hill Correctional Facility, Gwendolyn McCullough knows that Private Prisons are not the answer for true mental health and drub rehabilitation services. Gwen is a single mother from Havertown who is in recovery from drugs and alcohol. After she became sober, Gwen returned to school and graduated with an Associates Degree from Delaware County Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree from West Chester University in 2018. Gwen hopes to pay it forward in life by helping to make changes at Pennsylvania’s only privately run county jail.
M. Tonita Austin
Tonita Austin was born and raised in West Philadelphia and has been a resident of Upper Providence Township for the past 20 years. She is a University of Pennsylvania alumna, self-employed accountant and the solo parent of two children. As a member of Showing up for racial Justice and Mothers of black sons Philadelphia chapter, Tonita is committed to prison reform and protecting our most vulnerable citizens through a life long history of activism.
Jack Stollsteimer is a former Delaware County and Federal prosecutor who believes that everyone in our society should be treated with dignity and respect. He has been a member of Delco CPR since its founding and has testified before County Council advocating the deprivatization of the George Hill Correctional Facility.