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FAMM testifies at Missouri House Committee hearing on parole bill

Thursday, February 22, 2024

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM testifies at Missouri House Committee hearing on parole bill JEFFERSON CITY  – FAMM Director of State Policy Maria Goellner submitted written testimony for Missouri House Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee hearing on House Bill 1545, sponsored by Rep. Bill Allen (R-17), which would update the state’s tier system for parole eligibility … Read More

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FAMM applauds Washington State House of Representatives for passing retroactive sentencing reform bill

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org  FAMM applauds Washington State House of Representatives for passing retroactive sentencing reform bill  OLYMPIA – Today the Washington State House of Representatives passed House Bill 2065, which makes retroactive the changes enacted by the legislature in 2023 to end the use of most juvenile adjudications to automatically enhance future sentences in … Read More

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FAMM submits written testimony for Maryland Senate hearing on separate bills addressing sentencing and prison reform

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM submits written testimony for Maryland Senate hearing on separate bills addressing sentencing and prison reform  ANNAPOLIS – FAMM Deputy Director of State Policy Celeste Trusty offered support for several bills being considered during the Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings hearing today in the form of separate written testimony for Senate Bill 128, Senate … Read More

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FAMM testifies at Oregon Senate Judiciary hearing on compassionate release bill

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM testifies at Oregon Senate Judiciary hearing on compassionate release bill SALEM – FAMM Deputy Director of State Policy Celeste Trusty testifies at today’s Oregon Senate Judiciary hearing on Senate Bill 1560, which would establish a Task Force on Compassionate Medical Release within the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision. … Read More

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FAMM announces Moses Cook as new President

Monday, February 5, 2024

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org  FAMM announces Moses Cook as new President Cook brings over two decades of experience in criminal justice reform to FAMM WASHINGTON – FAMM (formerly Families Against Mandatory Minimums) is honored to announce Moses Cook as its new president after a nationwide search. Cook begins his position today, February 5, 2024, … Read More

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FAMM submits testimony for Missouri Senate hearing on crime bill

Monday, January 29, 2024

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM submits testimony for Missouri Senate hearing on crime bill JEFFERSON CITY – FAMM Director of State Policy Maria Goellner submitted written testimony today for the Missouri Senate Committee on Judicial and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence hearing on provisions of Senate Bill 1115 relating to mandatory minimum sentencing provisions, which FAMM strongly opposes. “This … Read More

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FAMM testifies at Missouri House hearing on crime bill

Thursday, January 18, 2024

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM testifies at Missouri House hearing on crime bill JEFFERSON CITY  – FAMM Director of State Policy Maria Goellner submitted written testimony for the Missouri House Committee for Crime Prevention and Public Safety hearing on House Bill 1659. The legislation includes a provision that FAMM supports — elimination of the crack-powder cocaine sentencing disparity, but also … Read More

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FAMM Advocate Testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on First Step Act

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM Advocate Testifies at Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on First Step Act Wednesday’s hearing on the five-year anniversary of the transformative criminal justice legislation featured testimony from Matthew Charles, who was the first person released from prison early through the bill. WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, January 17, FAMM Senior Policy … Read More

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FAMM responds to Biden administration’s announcement that they will commute 11 prison sentences ahead of the holidays

Friday, December 22, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM responds to Biden administration’s announcement that they will commute 11 prison sentences ahead of the holidays WASHINGTON – In response to today’s announcement that President Joseph Biden will grant 11 commutations for individuals serving long sentences for drug related federal convictions, FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price issued the following statement: … Read More

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FAMM testifies about the dire need for independent prison oversight in Alabama

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM testifies about the dire need for independent prison oversight in Alabama MONTGOMERY – At today’s Alabama Joint Legislative Prison Committee hearing FAMM Director of State Policy Maria Goellner submitted written testimony calling Alabama’s prison conditions among the worst in the country and recommending two immediate actions to address the crisis. She encouraged lawmakers … Read More

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