FAMM Applauds President on New Commutations, Urges Congress to Act

Post Date: October 6, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Kevin Ring
kring@famm.org
202.822.6700

WASHINGTON, DC ­ – FAMM Vice President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to this afternoon’s announcement that President Barack Obama had commuted the sentences of 102 federal prisoners:

“The president is doing the right thing. A hundred families—fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, husbands and wives, and children—tonight will celebrate the news that a loved one will soon rejoin their family.

“President Obama has the power fix past mistakes, but only Congress can prevent future ones. It’s time for Congress to reform the mandatory sentencing laws that produced—and continue to produce—unjust and counterproductive sentences.”

 

FAMM, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, promotes commonsense sentencing and prison policies that increase public safety.

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