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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 releases national poll results, compassionate release report cards for all 50 states and D.C.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases national poll results, compassionate release report cards for all 50 states and D.C. Despite strong public support, states fail to use compassionate release programs WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM has released a compassionate release report, including report cards for every state, grading compassionate release programs designed for incarcerated people struggling with certain … Read More

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FAMM releases statement after California Assembly passes compassionate release bill

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement after California Assembly passes compassionate release bill Senate passed the bill last week, clearing a path to Gov. Newsom’s desk   SACRAMENTO – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement after the California Assembly passed a bill that would improve the state’s compassionate release process. The … Read More

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FAMM releases 51 new state compassionate release memos

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases 51 new state compassionate release memos   WASHINGTON – FAMM has released 51 updated state compassionate release memos to educate stakeholders about prison early release policies and programs in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. As states grapple with rapidly aging prison populations and the ramifications of COVID-19 … Read More

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FAMM issues statement following Sentencing Commission report on compassionate release

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM issues statement following Sentencing Commission report on compassionate release   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the U.S. Sentencing Commission released a report on compassionate release motions decided in 2020. The report found that courts granted compassionate release to 2,549 people in federal prison last year, … Read More

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FAMM submits testimony in support of Illinois medical release bill

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM submits testimony in support of Illinois medical release bill SPRINGFIELD — FAMM General Counsel Mary Price submitted testimony to the Illinois House Judiciary-Criminal Committee in support of a medical release bill providing for early release for medical incapacity or terminal illness. “This bill is an important and overdue reform … Read More

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FAMM Praises National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine consensus study report on decarcerating correctional facilities during COVID-19

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Praises National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine consensus study report on decarcerating correctional facilities during COVID-19 WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement praising the release of the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine consensus study report on decarcerating correctional facilities during COVID-19: Every week … Read More

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Media Advisory: COVID-19 and Compassionate Release

Monday, March 16, 2020

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Media Advisory: COVID-19 and Compassionate Release WASHINGTON – FAMM General Counsel and compassionate release expert, Mary Price, is available to answer questions, and to comment on how state and local governments should use compassionate release and elderly home confinement during this unprecedented COVID-19 national pandemic. “People who are eligible for … 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 Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   FAMM Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act The criminal justice organization says family advocates paved the way for reform. WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the First Step Act (S. 3747) by a vote of … Read More

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