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FAMM Applauds Senate Committee Action on Compassionate Release

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks 202.822.6700 FAMM Applauds Senate Committee Action on Compassionate Release WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today applauded the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for providing long overdue oversight of the federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) compassionate release program. In its report accompanying the FY2018 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill, the Committee addressed concerns that … Read More

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FAMM’s Mary Price Calls Compassionate Release “Conspicuous for Its Absence”

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Contact: Rabiah Burks 202-822-6700 WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM general counsel Mary Price will testify before the United States Sentencing Commission today to bring attention to the problems prisoners face when trying to secure an early release due to extraordinary and compelling circumstances, such as imminent death or serious incapacitation. Despite the growing number of … Read More

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MEDIA ADVISORY: FAMM Sentencing Expert to Testify About Compassionate Release before the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Jessica Breslin, FAMM202-822-6700  While Congress continues to consider legislation to reduce excessive mandatory minimum sentences while protecting public safety, the U.S. Sentencing Commission is considering ideas on how to expand an early release program for prisoners who present the lowest risk of reoffending. On Wednesday, February 17th from 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the … Read More

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Elderly Prisoner Release Program Would Expand Under New Second Chance Reauthorization Act

Thursday, June 4, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Riggs, 202-822-6706, Families Against Mandatory Minimums is excited to announce that the newly reintroduced Second Chance Reauthorization Act will include expanded provisions for the release of elderly federal prisoners. The Second Chance Reauthorization Act, introduced today by U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), and Patrick Leahy … Read More

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