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FAMM to Sen. McConnell: Keep Your Word

Friday, November 16, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM to Sen. McConnell: Keep Your Word WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement today: Sen. McConnell should keep his word. On October 10, Sen. Mitch McConnell told reporters, “Criminal justice has been much discussed. What we’ll do after the election is take a whip count and if there … Read More

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Statement of FAMM President Kevin Ring on Trump Support for FIRST STEP Act

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Statement of FAMM President Kevin Ring on Trump Support for FIRST STEP Act Criminal justice reform organization applauds bipartisan efforts to curb mandatory minimum sentencing. WASHINGTON –FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s endorsement of a bipartisan, comprehensive federal criminal justice reform bill: Today’s endorsement … Read More

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Campaign for Compassionate Release

MEMORANDUM: FAMM makes it easier for members of Congress to help families with compassionate release

Thursday, November 8, 2018

MEMORANDUM To:       Interested parties From:  Rabiah Burks, FAMM Director of Communications Date:   November 8, 2018 Re:      FAMM makes it easier for members of Congress to help families with compassionate release FAMM is ramping up efforts to improve compassionate release programs by making it easier for members of Congress to help families … Read More

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FAMM celebrates passage of sentencing reform retroactivity in Florida

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

press Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF SENTENCING REFORM RETROACTIVITY IN FLORIDA The removal of archaic clause in Constitution allows for retroactive changes to criminal statutes. WASHINGTON – The national criminal justice reform organization FAMM celebrated the passage of Amendment 11, which allows for retroactive changes to Florida’s sentencing laws. The amendment removed language dating from … Read More

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FAMM applauds the release of Calvin Bryant

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS THE RELEASE OF CALVIN BRYANT Bryant’s case sparked national discussion on the need to reform Tennessee’s drug-free school zone laws. WASHINGTON – The national criminal justice reform organization FAMM applauds the resentencing of Calvin Bryant to time served, effective today. Bryant has served 11 years of a 17-year sentence for a … Read More

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FAMM organizes families nationwide to host Watch Parties of HBO’s “The Sentence”

Monday, October 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM ORGANIZES FAMILIES NATIONWIDE TO HOST WATCH PARTIES OF AWARD-WINNING HBO DOCUMENTARY “THE SENTENCE” Families of prisoners now have a tool to show what they endure. WASHINGTON – The criminal justice reform advocacy group FAMM has organized affected families, former prisoners, other advocates, and law students … Read More

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FAMM launches groundbreaking campaign to organize families of the incarcerated in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING CAMPAIGN TO ORGANIZE FAMILIES OF THE INCARCERATED IN PENNSYLVANIA National advocacy group makes key hires in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh to build grassroots momentum for criminal justice reform WASHINGTON – FAMM, a national criminal justice reform organization, today announced it has hired two state-based organizers who will anchor the group’s … Read More

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FAMM Announces Advance Screenings Of The Award-Winning HBO Documentary Film ‘The Sentence’

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM ANNOUNCES ADVANCE SCREENINGS OF THE AWARD-WINNING HBO DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘THE SENTENCE’ FAMM President Kevin Ring to moderate panel discussion with film director Rudy Valdez at NYC screening Thursday WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform advocate FAMM today announced it is hosting and participating in advance screenings of “The Sentence,” an award-winning new documentary … Read More

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FAMM Calls for Sentencing Reform After New Report Documents Arizona’s Prison Growth

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   FAMM Calls for Sentencing Reform After New Report Documents Arizona’s Prison Growth WASHINGTON —​​​​​​​ Today, a new report was released that details how Arizona has come to have the fourth-highest incarceration rate in the country. The group FWD.us published the report, “Arizona’s Imprisonment Problem: The High Price of Prison Growth.” Using … Read More

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FAMM Supports “Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Inmates” Act

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Supports “Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Inmates” Act WASHINGTON – FAMM supports the “Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Inmates” Act, introduced today by Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA), Mia Love (R-UT), and Katherine Clark (D-MA). The bill, if passed, would severely limit … Read More

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