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FAMM releases statement on DOJ’s investigation into Parchman

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement on DOJ’s investigation into Parchman Parchman, Miss. – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice’s decision today to investigate the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman for possible constitutional  violations due to unsafe conditions. “This is a victory for everyone in Mississippi and … Read More

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FAMM Welcomes the Matthew Charles and William Underwood Act

Monday, July 15, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Welcomes the Matthew Charles and William Underwood Act The new bill would allow judges to reduce lengthy sentences of prisoners who have shown evidence of notable rehabilitation while in prison. WASHINGTON – This week Sen. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) will be introducing the Matthew … Read More

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FAMM Submits Testimony on Massachusetts Medical Parole Implementation Process

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM Submits Testimony on Massachusetts Medical Parole Implementation Process BOSTON – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price submitted testimony yesterday to the Massachusetts agency tasked with collecting public comments on the state’s new medical parole rules. The testimony is part of FAMM’s ongoing effort to improve access to compassionate release in the United States. The … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Missouri Gov. Mike Parson for Signing Sentencing Reform Bill

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Applauds Missouri Gov. Mike Parson for Signing Sentencing Reform Bill JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Today, Gov. Mike Parson signed HB 192, a sentencing reform bill passed by the Missouri legislature in May. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Bruce DeGroot (R-Chesterfield), prevents convictions for minor and nonviolent crimes from triggering the … Read More

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#VisitAPrison: FAMM Challenges Policymakers Nationwide 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   #VisitAPrison: FAMM Challenges Policymakers Nationwide  The criminal justice organization launches nationwide campaign to encourage policymakers to visit a prison or jail in the next 12 months. WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM launched the “#VisitAPrison” challenge, designed to encourage local, state, and national policymakers to visit a prison or jail in their states or … Read More

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FAMM Taps Celeste Trusty as Pennsylvania State Policy Director

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Taps Celeste Trusty as Pennsylvania State Policy Director WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring announced that Celeste Trusty is the organization’s first state policy director for Pennsylvania. Trusty previously served as the group’s regional organizer for Philadelphia. In her new role, she will work with policymakers and advocates to advance FAMM’s sentencing … 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 supports Pa. Justice Reinvestment reform package

Monday, June 17, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Supports Pa. Justice Reinvestment Reform Package HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill submitted written testimony to the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee in support of SB 500, SB 501, and SB 502. The three bills, collectively known as “Justice Reinvestment II,” would reform county probation services, create … Read More

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FAMM applauds Pa. Senate for passage of Justice Reinvestment bills

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS PA SENATE FOR PASSAGE OF JUSTICE REINVESTMENT BILLS HARRISBURG, Pa. – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s unanimous passage of Justice Reinvestment II bills (SB 500, SB 501, and SB 502) in the Pennsylvania Senate: FAMM applauds the Pennsylvania Senate … Read More

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