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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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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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