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FAMM releases statement on compassionate release bill in California

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

For media inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on compassionate release bill in California SACRAMENTO – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement following the California Senate Public Safety Committee’s hearing on Assembly Bill 960 – which passed the Assembly in 2021. “This bill includes reforms urgently needed to ensure California’s compassionate release system … Read More

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FAMM supports Pennsylvania medical release bill

Friday, June 10, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM supports Pennsylvania medical release bill  HARRISBURG – Rep. Kail (R-Beaver and Washington Counties) has introduced HB 2634, a bill that would create a meaningful medical release mechanism for incarcerated individuals in Pennsylvania state prisons and save taxpayers significant sums of money. “FAMM strongly supports this bill, which addresses a long-standing problem in Pennsylvania’s prisons – the … Read More

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FAMM, ACLU and Dream Corps JUSTICE encourage calls to Senators in support of EQUAL Act

Friday, May 20, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, ACLU and Dream Corps JUSTICE encourage calls to Senators in support of EQUAL Act WASHINGTON – FAMM, the ACLU and Dream Corps JUSTICE are encouraging people across America to call their Senators on Monday, May 23 in support of the EQUAL Act, which would eliminate the federal sentencing disparity … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on nominations to the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on nominations to the U.S. Sentencing Commission WASHINGTON – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement after President Biden nominated seven people to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC). “Too many politicians today seem intent on using criminal justice policy to score political points,” Price said. “Nominees … 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 President Biden’s clemency grants

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

For media inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on President Biden’s clemency grants WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after news of President Biden’s announcement about clemency and other federal actions related to prison programming and re-entry today. “We applaud the president for taking these steps to improve public safety and offer more … Read More

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FAMM releases report on need for second chances in Illinois’ prisons

Thursday, April 21, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases report on need for second chances in Illinois’ prisons “Time for Justice: The Urgent Need for Second Chances in Illinois’ Sentencing System” highlights high costs and low value of Illinois’ long prison sentences   SPRINGFIELD – As part of FAMM’s ongoing efforts to support second chances in Illinois, … Read More

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Senator Street & FAMM to host The Road to Redemption Live at Eastern State Penitentiary

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org Desmond McKinson, 215-251-9791DesmondMcKinson@pasenate.com Senator Street & FAMM to host The Road to Redemption Live at Eastern State Penitentiary  PHILADELPHIA – On Tuesday, April 19th FAMM will join Senator Sharif Street in hosting The Road to Redemption: Live at Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, from 2-4 pm. The event will also be livestreamed on Senator Street’s Facebook page. … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on unanimous Tennessee Senate vote on retroactive drug-free school zone reform

Monday, April 11, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on unanimous Tennessee Senate vote on retroactive drug-free school zone reform   NASHVILLE – FAMM policy associate Matthew Charles released the following statement in response to the Tennessee Senate unanimously passing a bill which applies drug-free school zone sentencing changes retroactively. “This is a great day … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” on April 13

Thursday, April 7, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” on April 13   WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Our nation’s state prisons … Read More

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