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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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FAMM President Credits Families as First Step Heads to Senate Floor

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM President Credits Families as First Step Heads to Senate Floor WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’s announcement that the U.S. Senate would debate and vote on the FIRST STEP Act later this week or early next week: This … Read More

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MEMORANDUM: FAMM makes it easier for members of Congress to help families with compassionate release

Thursday, November 8, 2018

MEMORANDUM To:       Interested parties From:  Rabiah Burks, FAMM Director of Communications Date:   November 8, 2018 Re:      FAMM makes it easier for members of Congress to help families with compassionate release FAMM is ramping up efforts to improve compassionate release programs by making it easier for members of Congress to help families … Read More

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FAMM, Lawmakers, and Families to Rally for Justice Reform at the U.S. Capitol

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM, Lawmakers, and Families to Rally for Justice Reform at the U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, July 10, FAMM will bring lawmakers, advocates, and family members from all over the nation to the United States Capitol to demand justice reform in 2018. There are a number of federal bills in … Read More

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FAMM Praises the U.S. House of Representatives for Passing the FIRST STEP Act

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Praises the U.S. House of Representatives for Passing the FIRST STEP Act Washington, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the FIRST STEP Act, H.R. 5682, sponsored by Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The bill was approved by a vote … Read More

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Compassionate Release: Congressional Oversight Needed to Prevent Prisoner Deaths

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) General Counsel Mary Price commented on this morning’s article in the New York Times about the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) chronic failure to grant compassionate release to very sick and elderly prisoners who pose no risk to public safety. The article … Read More

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GRACE Act Fixes Long-Standing Issues with Compassionate Release

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 GRACE Act Fixes Long-Standing Issues with Compassionate Release WASHINGTON, DC – Today a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Granting Release and Compassion Effectively (GRACE) Act, a bill that would make the federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) process for reviewing the “compassionate release” requests of qualifying elderly and ill federal prisoners … 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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Medical Parole in Massachusetts: National Organizations Weigh In

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 Medical Parole in Massachusetts: National Organizations Weigh In   Today, members of the Campaign for Compassionate Release, a national group of criminal justice reform, health policy, human rights, and faith-based organizations, sent a letter to Massachusetts’ legislators urging them to expand the use of medical parole. The Campaign was formed to … Read More

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FAMM Announces Launch of National Campaign for Compassionate Release

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Announces Launch of National Campaign for Compassionate Release WASHINGTON – Today, a coalition of criminal justice reform, health policy, human rights, and faith-based organizations launched a new public education and advocacy campaign to urge the creation, expansion, and robust use of federal and state programs that grant early release to … Read More

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