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FAMM submits comment on proposed changes to the Inmate Financial Responsibility Program

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM submits comment on proposed changes to the Inmate Financial Responsibility Program WASHINGTON – FAMM submitted a comment today to the Department of Justice on the proposed changes to the Inmate Financial Responsibility Program. Under the proposed rule, 75% of money sent to incarcerated people by family or community members would … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on new prosecutorial charging guidance memos from the Department of Justice 

Friday, December 16, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on new prosecutorial charging guidance memos from the Department of Justice  WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to Attorney General Garland’s issuance of two memos, which provide guidance to federal prosecutors when charging criminal cases: “This is good news,” Ring said. “Any move to limit … Read More

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FAMM submits testimony to Senate Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on sexual abuse of women in federal prisons

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM submits testimony to Senate Subcommittee on Investigations hearing on sexual abuse of women in federal prisons WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring submitted testimony to the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, for the hearing on “Sexual Abuse of Female Inmates in Federal Prisons”. “Many survivors of sexual abuse at Dublin and … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following verdict in trial of Ray J. Garcia

Thursday, December 8, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following verdict in trial of Ray J. Garcia WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after a jury rendered a verdict in the case of Ray J. Garcia, the former warden of Dublin Federal Correctional Institution: “We are happy to see another perpetrator of the … Read More

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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, Free Minds release statement on DOJ reversing restrictions on books in federal prisons

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, Free Minds release statement on DOJ reversing restrictions on books in federal prisons WASHINGTON – FAMM and Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop have released the following statement after receiving notice from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that restrictions placed on the shipment of books to four federal prisons have … Read More

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FAMM calls on DOJ to seek early release for women abused at federal prison in Dublin, California

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM calls on DOJ to seek early release for women abused at federal prison in Dublin, California WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco calling on her to direct the Bureau of Prisons to seek, and U.S. Attorneys to file, reduction of sentence … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on Department of Justice expanding home confinement criteria

Friday, April 16, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on Department of Justice expanding home confinement criteria   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice (DOJ) releasing a memo expanding the criteria for home confinement. “We’re grateful that that the new administration heeded the widespread calls to make … Read More

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FAMM welcomes bipartisan House letter encouraging Biden administration to rescind home confinement memo

Thursday, April 8, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   FAMM welcomes bipartisan House letter encouraging Biden administration to rescind home confinement memo   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to news that more than 25 bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to President Biden, urging the administration to rescind … Read More

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FAMM and more than 25 organizations urge Biden administration to rescind home confinement memo

Thursday, April 1, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM and more than 25 organizations urge Biden administration to rescind home confinement memo Thousands of people sent to home confinement via the CARES Act will return to prison if they don’t act   WASHINGTON – FAMM joins more than 25 organizations signing on to a letter urging President Biden and … Read More

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