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FAMM Responds to CARES Act Home Confinement Provision

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Responds to CARES Act Home Confinement Provision The criminal justice organization urges U.S. Attorney General William Barr to swiftly use his power to release eligible people to home confinement WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter today urging U.S. Attorney William Barr to immediately use his authority … Read More

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FAMM urges most vulnerable people in federal prison to immediately apply for compassionate release

Monday, March 23, 2020

FAMM urges most vulnerable people in federal prison to immediately apply for compassionate release WASHINGTON – In response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, FAMM sent a letter to nearly 40,000 federal prisoners today encouraging all federal prisoners who are most vulnerable to immediately apply for early release. FAMM is working with the National Association of Criminal … Read More

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FAMM, Washington Lawyers’ Committee, NACDL Launch Compassionate Release Clearinghouse 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM, Washington Lawyers’ Committee, NACDL Launch Compassionate Release Clearinghouse First Step Act paves the way for a massive pro bono effort to represent sick, dying, and elderly prisoners in court. WASHINGTON – Thousands of sick, dying, and elderly federal prisoners who are eligible for early release will now have access to free … Read More

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FAMM Calls for Investigation of Fredrick Turner’s Death

Monday, June 17, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Calls for Investigation of Fredrick Turner’s Death   WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Hugh J. Hurwitz, urging an investigation into the preventable death of Frederick Turner, who … Read More

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FAMM applauds bipartisan introduction of REAL Act

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS BIPARTISAN INTRODUCTION OF REAL ACT The bill would restore Pell Grant eligibility to students in state and federal prisons. WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the REAL Act, a federal bill that would restore Pell Grant eligibility to students in … Read More

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FAMM Urges Congress to Fix Good Time Mistake Made in the First Step Act

Monday, March 18, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Urges Congress to Fix Good Time Mistake Made in the First Step Act Drafting error causes delays in the implementation of Good Time provision of the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill WASHINGTON – FAMM today called on Congress to correct a drafting error in the First Step Act, which has resulted … Read More

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FAMM to BOP: Implement key prison reforms now

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM to BOP: Implement Key Prison Reforms Now WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today sent a letter to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons Hugh Hurwitz, urging them to fully implement key provisions of the First Step Act. Ring also released the following … Read More

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FAMM discourages White House from re-nominating William Otis to the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM DISCOURAGES WHITE HOUSE FROM RE-NOMINATING WILLIAM OTIS TO THE U.S. SENTENCING COMMISSION WASHINGTON – FAMM sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump discouraging the re-nomination of William Otis to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the administrative body that writes and updates the federal sentencing guidelines used to sentence more than 70,000 people each year … Read More

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FAMM applauds the imminent release of Matthew Charles

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF MATTHEW CHARLES Charles likely is the first beneficiary of the First Step Act. WASHINGTON – The national criminal justice reform organization FAMM applauds the imminent release of Matthew Charles, likely the first beneficiary of the First Step Act. A federal judge today in Tennessee resentenced Charles … Read More

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FAMM Celebrates Enactment of the First Step Act

Friday, December 21, 2018

Contact Rabiah Burks, 202.822.6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Celebrates Enactment of the First Step Act The criminal justice organization says the bill will provide much-needed relief for families.  WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring commended President Donald Trump for signing the First Step Act into law today: “Today is a day to celebrate. We are so happy … Read More

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