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S. 1524: Dignity Act (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Read the bill text: S. 1524 Status: The Dignity Act (S. 1524) was introduced on July 11, 2017, in the U.S. Senate. THE BILL IS NOT A LAW. To become a law, the bill must be approved by the Judiciary committees, passed by both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and signed into law … Read More

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H.R. 64, Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2017

Friday, April 27, 2018

Introduced: January 3, 2017 (115th Congress) Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. Summary: If passed into law, H.R. 64 would require the Bureau of Prisons to release federal prisoners if the prisoners meet ALL of these criteria: They have served at least half of their prison term; and They … Read More

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H.R. 4261, SAFE Justice Act of 2017 (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Bill summary: Click here for FAMM’s summary of the SAFE Justice Act Bill text: Click here to read the full text of the bill Bill status: The bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 7, 2017. THE BILL IS NOT A LAW. To become a law, a bill must be approved by the judiciary committees, … Read More

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New Data Reveals BOP Still Neglecting Compassionate Release

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   New Data Reveals BOP Still Neglecting Compassionate Release WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) President Kevin Ring today commented on the release of new data related to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) compassionate release program. Last August, 12 U.S. senators wrote to the BOP seeking information … Read More

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FAMM Testimony on BOP Halfway House Closures and Limited Use of Compassionate Release

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Testimony on BOP Halfway House Closures and Limited Use of Compassionate Release   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring submitted testimony today to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform outlining the group’s concerns with the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) recent decision to close more than a dozen … Read More

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Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators Seeks Answers on Federal Halfway House Closures

Monday, October 30, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators Seeks Answers on Federal Halfway House Closures   WASHINGTON – Today FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) praised a bipartisan group of U.S. senators for asking the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to explain its recent closures of more than a dozen halfway houses, which help federal prisoners … Read More

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FAMM Statement on FY18 BOP Staff and Programming Cuts

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   FAMM Statement on FY18 BOP Staff and Programming Cuts FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after reviewing the FY 2018 budget request for the Federal Bureau of Prisons: Last week, Attorney General Sessions issued a charging memo that will result in more federal prosecutions, more … Read More

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