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FAMM applauds Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs’s appointment of members of the independent prison oversight commission

Saturday, April 29, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM applauds Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs’s appointment of members to the independent prison oversight commission  PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs recently announced the members of her Prison Oversight Commission, which will deliver recommendations about how the independent body should run later this year. Governor Hobbs established the commission through an … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs plan to introduce independent prison oversight

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs plan to introduce independent prison oversight PHOENIX – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs introduced a plan for independent prison oversight in the state. “We applaud Governor Hobbs for taking this important step to … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” on April 13

Thursday, April 7, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” on April 13   WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Our nation’s state prisons … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Arizona House vote on earned release credits bill

Monday, June 28, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Arizona House vote on earned release credits bill   PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement after the Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow people in prison for drug and nonviolent offenses to earn up to 50 … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Arizona House vote on prison oversight

Monday, March 1, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Arizona House vote on prison oversight PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement after the Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill that would create independent oversight in Arizona’s prisons: “While the avalanche of ongoing crises in Arizona’s prisons seems daunting, … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Arizona House committee vote on prison oversight

Monday, February 22, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Arizona House committee vote on prison oversight PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement after the Arizona House of Representatives appropriations committee passed a bill that would create independent oversight in Arizona’s prisons. “The recent database fiasco is just one … Read More

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FAMM praises introduction of independent prison oversight bill in Arizona

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises introduction of independent prison oversight bill in Arizona PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement following Rep. Walt Blackman’s introduction of a bill to create an independent ombudsman for the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry: “Arizona taxpayers spend $1.3 billion each … Read More

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FAMM, The S.T.A.R.T. Project call for immediate removal of Arizona Department of Corrections Director David Shinn

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, The S.T.A.R.T. Project call for immediate removal of Arizona Department of Corrections Director David Shinn PHOENIX — FAMM and The S.T.A.R.T. Project have sent a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey calling for the immediate removal and replacement of Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) Director David … Read More

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FAMM, The S.T.A.R.T Project release results of Arizona criminal justice reform candidate questionnaire

Friday, July 24, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, The S.T.A.R.T Project release results of Arizona criminal justice reform candidate questionnaire Questions were sent to all Arizona legislative candidates, though not all responded PHOENIX – FAMM and The S.T.A.R.T Project have released the results of their candidate questionnaire, allowing Arizona’s voters to see where candidates for the state legislature … Read More

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Arizona’s prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Arizona’s prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill sent a letter today to Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry Director David Shinn calling for safe and targeted release of vulnerable and … Read More

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