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FAMM releases statement after President Biden announces government-wide re-entry reforms, commutations

Friday, April 28, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement after President Biden announces government-wide re-entry reforms, commutations WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after President Biden announced a comprehensive series of initiatives to improve re-entry for people leaving federal and state prison. The president also commuted the sentences of 31 people. “The … Read More

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FAMM submits testimony to Senate Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on sexual abuse of women in federal prisons

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM submits testimony to Senate Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on sexual abuse of women in federal prisons WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring submitted testimony to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, for the hearing on “Sexual Abuse of Female Inmates in Federal Prisons”. “Many survivors of sexual abuse at Dublin and … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following verdict in trial of Ray J. Garcia

Thursday, December 8, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following verdict in trial of Ray J. Garcia WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after a jury rendered a verdict in the case of Ray J. Garcia, the former warden of Dublin Federal Correctional Institution: “We are happy to see another perpetrator of the … Read More

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FAMM responds to DOJ working group report on sexual abuse committed by federal prison employees

Thursday, November 3, 2022

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM responds to DOJ working group report on sexual abuse committed by federal prison employees  Washington, D.C. – A Department of Justice (DOJ) working group has released a report with recommendations on how to address sexual abuse committed by Bureau of Prison (BOP) correctional officers and staff. One of the … Read More

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FAMM, Free Minds release statement on DOJ reversing restrictions on books in federal prisons

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, Free Minds release statement on DOJ reversing restrictions on books in federal prisons WASHINGTON – FAMM and Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop have released the following statement after receiving notice from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that restrictions placed on the shipment of books to four federal prisons have … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on new Bureau of Prisons Director

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on new Bureau of Prisons Director WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after Colette S. Peters was appointed as the new head of the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). “Colette Peters is walking into a dumpster fire,” Ring said. “From sexual violence and … Read More

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FAMM challenges policymakers nationwide to #VisitAPrison

Monday, July 11, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM challenges policymakers nationwide to #VisitAPrison Despite legislating for prisons and the people who live in them, very few policy makers visit them WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM launched the #VisitAPrison campaign to encourage local, state, and national policymakers to visit a prison or jail in their states or districts in the next … Read More

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FAMM submits testimony in advance of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM submits testimony in advance of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 15, the Senate will hold a hearing on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In advance of this hearing, FAMM President Kevin Ring submitted testimony highlighting … Read More

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FAMM and more than 25 organizations urge Biden administration to rescind home confinement memo

Thursday, April 1, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM and more than 25 organizations urge Biden administration to rescind home confinement memo Thousands of people sent to home confinement via the CARES Act will return to prison if they don’t act   WASHINGTON – FAMM joins more than 25 organizations signing on to a letter urging President Biden and … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on the introduction of the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2021

Friday, March 26, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement on the introduction of the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2021 U.S. Senate introduces bill that would reduce mandatory minimum penalties for low-level drug offenses WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in support of the U.S. Senate introduction of the Smarter Sentencing … Read More

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