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FAMM, Michele Deitch, and family advocates to host briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the need for independent oversight of federal prisons

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM, Michele Deitch, and family advocates to host briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the need for independent oversight of federal prisons WASHINGTON – FAMM, family advocates and Michele Deitch, a national prison oversight expert, will discuss the need for independent oversight of the Bureau of Prisons during a luncheon briefing on … Read More

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50 First Step Act Beneficiaries and Their Families to Visit Washington to Thank Lawmakers

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org 50 First Step Act Beneficiaries and their families to Visit Washington to Thank Lawmakers  WASHINGTON – This month marks the one-year anniversary of the passage of the First Step Act, a federal criminal justice reform that has already brought more than 5,000 people home to their families sooner. On December 9-10, … Read More

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FAMM applauds bipartisan introduction of REAL Act

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS BIPARTISAN INTRODUCTION OF REAL ACT The bill would restore Pell Grant eligibility to students in state and federal prisons. WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the REAL Act, a federal bill that would restore Pell Grant eligibility to students in … Read More

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FAMM Urges Congress to Fix Good Time Mistake Made in the First Step Act

Monday, March 18, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Urges Congress to Fix Good Time Mistake Made in the First Step Act Drafting error causes delays in the implementation of Good Time provision of the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill WASHINGTON – FAMM today called on Congress to correct a drafting error in the First Step Act, which has resulted … Read More

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FAMM to BOP: Implement key prison reforms now

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM to BOP: Implement Key Prison Reforms Now WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today sent a letter to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons Hugh Hurwitz, urging them to fully implement key provisions of the First Step Act. Ring also released the following … Read More

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FAMM discourages White House from re-nominating William Otis to the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM DISCOURAGES WHITE HOUSE FROM RE-NOMINATING WILLIAM OTIS TO THE U.S. SENTENCING COMMISSION WASHINGTON – FAMM sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump discouraging the re-nomination of William Otis to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the administrative body that writes and updates the federal sentencing guidelines used to sentence more than 70,000 people each year … Read More

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FAMM Celebrates Enactment of the First Step Act

Friday, December 21, 2018

Contact Rabiah Burks, 202.822.6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Celebrates Enactment of the First Step Act The criminal justice organization says the bill will provide much-needed relief for families.  WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring commended President Donald Trump for signing the First Step Act into law today: “Today is a day to celebrate. We are so happy … 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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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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FAMM Praises FWD.us Report on Impact of Incarceration on Family

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Praises FWD.us Report on Impact of Incarceration on Family The report finds that approximately 113 million people have a loved one who has been incarcerated  Washington – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement in response to the findings of the first-of-its-kind FWD.us report on the impact of incarceration on … Read More

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