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FAMM urges Mississippians to join call for federal investigation of Parchman

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM urges Mississippians to join call for federal investigation of Parchman Conditions at the prison continue to be extremely unsafe and may violate the Constitution Parchman, Miss. – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a second letter to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and local U.S. Attorney urging an investigation … Read More

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FAMM to Federal Bureau of Prisons: Family mail matters

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM to Federal Bureau of Prisons: Family mail matters The national criminal justice group responds to new restrictions on physical letters sent to people in prison from loved ones and friends WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Kathleen Hawk Sawyer questioning the implementation of … Read More

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FAMM blasts introduction of billion-dollar mandatory minimum bills in Pennsylvania

Monday, October 21, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM blasts introduction of billion-dollar mandatory minimum bills in Pennsylvania Harrisburg – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement in response to HB 726, HB 1850, HB 1851, and HB 1852, currently being considered by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives: “These bills are a misguided attempt … Read More

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FAMM praises introduction of Pa. bill to allow more opportunity for commutations 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises introduction of Pa. bill to allow more opportunity for commutations  Harrisburg – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement in response to SB 884, a proposed bill that would amend Pennsylvania’s constitution. The amendment would allow more leeway for the Board of Pardons in recommending commutation … Read More

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FAMM condemns DOJ for appealing First Step Act releases

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM condemns DOJ for appealing First Step Act releases DOJ continues to fight release of dozens of people serving lengthy crack-related sentences WASHINGTON, D.C. – FAMM today called on the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to stop trying to send people released under the First Step Act back to prison. … Read More

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FAMM to DOJ: Fredrick Turner Is No Less Important or Tragic Than Epstein 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM to DOJ: Fredrick Turner Is No Less Important or Tragic Than Epstein  The national criminal justice organization makes a second call for the investigation of Turner’s death WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a second letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons … Read More

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FAMM Releases Statement on DC’s Halfway House Issues

Friday, August 9, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM Releases Statement on DC’s Halfway House Issues WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued a statement on the ongoing issues related to Core DC’s attempts to open a halfway house to replace Hope Village in the district. “It’s bad enough that we send District residents all across the country to be incarcerated,” … Read More

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FAMM Congratulates General Counsel Mary Price for Receiving NACDL’s Champion of Justice Restoration of Rights Award

Monday, August 5, 2019

Washington — Mary Price, General Counsel for FAMM and long-time National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) member received NACDL’s Champion of Justice Restoration of Rights Award at the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice Gala in Philadelphia, PA, on August 2. “Mary is the conscience of FAMM and an integral part of all of our … Read More

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FAMM, Florida Cares Release Statement on Florida DOC Arrests

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, Florida Cares Release Statement on Florida DOC Arrests Both groups urged swift action following leaked video of prisoner beating TALLAHASSEE – FAMM and the advocacy group Florida Cares have issued a statement praising the swift action of the Florida Department of Corrections (DOC), after three officers involved in the beating of … Read More

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FAMM Statement on the First Beneficiaries of the First Step Act’s Good Time Credit provision 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Statement on the First Beneficiaries of the First Step Act’s Good Time Credit provision  WASHINGTON –  FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement regarding today’s release of more than 2,000 prisoners due to the First Step Act’s Good Time Credit provision: “Every day of freedom is important. The good time credit will benefit more … Read More

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