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FAMM issues statement following death of a state prisoner at Lake Correctional Institution

Monday, June 22, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM issues statement following death of a state prisoner at Lake Correctional Institution ORLANDO – FAMM Director of Florida Policy Greg Newburn issued the following statement following the death of a state prisoner at Lake Correctional Institution (CI): “We are deeply disturbed by the news of another death … Read More

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FAMM, Florida Cares send criminal justice questionnaire to all Florida legislative candidates

Monday, June 1, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, Florida Cares send criminal justice questionnaire to all Florida legislative candidates TALLAHASSEE – FAMM and Florida Cares are teaming up to ask candidates running for the Florida Legislature a series of questions aimed at discerning where the candidates stand on 12 proposed criminal justice reforms covering a … Read More

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Florida prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Florida prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing TALLAHASSEE – FAMM Florida Director Greg Newburn sent a letter today to FDC Secretary Mark Inch calling for safe and targeted release of vulnerable and low-risk prisoners, increased COVID-19 testing in prisons, and safe staff-to-prisoner ratios in … Read More

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FAMM to host Facebook Live session with Florida House members Dianne Hart (District 61) and Anna Eskamani (District 47) Thursday, April 16

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host Facebook Live session with Florida House members Dianne Hart (District 61) and Anna Eskamani (District 47) Thursday, April 16 TALLAHASSEE – FAMM is hosting a Facebook Live session with Florida House members Dianne Hart (District 61) and Anna Eskamani (District 47), as well as FAMM’s President … Read More

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FAMM urges Florida legislature to hold special session to address prison system during COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges Florida legislature to hold special session to address prison system during COVID-19 crisis TALLAHASSEE – FAMM Director of State Policy for Florida Greg Newburn sent a letter today to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, House Speaker Jose Oliva and Senate President Bill Galvano calling for a special legislative session … Read More

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Experience the soaring temperatures of Florida’s prisons firsthand in Tallahassee on Thursday, March 5

Monday, February 24, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Experience the soaring temperatures of Florida’s prisons firsthand on Thursday, March 5 FAMM and Florida Cares to host an interactive exhibit featuring mock prison cell as part of Beat the Heat event TALLAHASSEE – Nearly 86,000 prisoners in Florida go without relief from the scorching summer temperatures. FAMM and Florida … Read More

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FAMM Urges DOJ to Investigate Coleman Correctional Complex amid allegations of rape, sexual abuse and serious disease outbreaks

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Urges DOJ to Investigate Coleman Correctional Complex amid allegations of rape, sexual abuse and serious disease outbreaks WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Inspector General Michael Horowitz, calling for an investigation at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida. Numerous … Read More

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FAMM disappointed in legislature’s failure to pass meaningful sentencing reform

Friday, May 3, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM DISAPPOINTED IN LEGISLATURE’S FAILURE TO PASS MEANINGFUL SENTENCING REFORM TALLAHASSEE – FAMM State Policy Director Greg Newburn released the following statement in response to the Florida legislature’s failure to pass sentencing reform legislation: Along with tens of thousands of heartbroken families who believed the legislature would finally tackle meaningful sentencing reform this year, … Read More

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FAMM Statement in Support of SB 1656

Monday, April 1, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Statement in Support of SB 1656 The bill permits lawmakers to make changes to sentencing laws retroactive. TALLAHASSEE, FL – FAMM Director of State Policy Greg Newburn issued the following statement today in support of SB 1656, a bill that will allow lawmakers to make changes to sentencing laws retroactive: For nearly … Read More

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