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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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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 Calls for Investigation of Fredrick Turner’s Death

Monday, June 17, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Calls for Investigation of Fredrick Turner’s Death   WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Hugh J. Hurwitz, urging an investigation into the preventable death of Frederick Turner, who … 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 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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