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FAMM opposes proposed new mandatory minimum in Florida, will review proposed “Anti-Riot” legislation

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM opposes proposed new mandatory minimum in Florida, will review proposed “Anti-Riot” legislation TALLAHASSEE – FAMM’s Florida state director Greg Newburn released the following statement in response to the announcement yesterday by Governor Ron DeSantis of proposed legislation to increase penalties on convictions for offenses committed during protests: “Protecting lives, liberty, … Read More

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FAMM, Florida Cares release results of criminal justice candidate questionnaire 

Friday, July 24, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, Florida Cares release results of criminal justice candidate questionnaire  Questions were sent to all Florida legislative candidates, though not all responded TALLAHASSEE – FAMM and Florida Cares have released the initial results of their candidate questionnaire, allowing Florida’s voters to see where candidates for the state Legislature stand on … Read More

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FAMM thrilled to see Cynthia Powell released from prison

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM thrilled to see Cynthia Powell released from prison Encouraging similar second-look action from State Attorneys across Florida TALLAHASSEE – FAMM’s directory of Florida Policy Greg Newburn released the following statement in response to the release of Cynthia Powell from state prison last week. Powell, a first-time offender, was released last Friday after serving more … Read More

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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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