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FAMM praises Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ actions to support clemency

Monday, November 16, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ actions to support clemency HARRISBURG – In response to the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons supporting clemency for 85 people who are currently on reprieve, FAMM’s Director of State Policy for Pennsylvania, Celeste Trusty, issued the following statement: “Sending these 85 people to Gov. Tom … Read More

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FAMM urges Pennsylvania General Assembly to revise release mechanisms for people in prison due to COVID-19

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges Pennsylvania General Assembly to revise release mechanisms for people in prison due to COVID-19 HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty sent a letter today to The Pennsylvania General Assembly, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of corrections John Wetzel calling on the assembly to revise and implement release mechanisms in response to increased … Read More

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FAMM announces a new campaign in support of a second chances agenda in Pennsylvania 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM announces a new campaign in support of a second chances agenda in Pennsylvania  The criminal justice organization calls for expanded use of compassionate release, clemency and second look laws HARRISBURG – FAMM recently announced a new “Second Chances Agenda“ campaign aimed at urging Pennsylvania policymakers to end life without parole, … Read More

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FAMM Praises National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine consensus study report on decarcerating correctional facilities during COVID-19

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Praises National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine consensus study report on decarcerating correctional facilities during COVID-19 WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement praising the release of the National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine consensus study report on decarcerating correctional facilities during COVID-19: Every week … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual panel, Second Chances: Pathways Forward in Pennsylvania, with Lt. Governor John Fetterman

Thursday, October 1, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host virtual panel, Second Chances: Pathways Forward in Pennsylvania, with Lt. Governor John Fetterman PHILADELPHIA – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel via Zoom with Lt. Governor and Board of Pardons Chairman John Fetterman, discussing the need for second chances in Pennsylvania’s prison system. The session will be held virtually … Read More

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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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Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee to host virtual screening of FAMM’s trial penalty documentary “The Vanishing Trial”

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee to host virtual screening of FAMM’s trial penalty documentary “The Vanishing Trial” HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania House Democratic Policy Committee is hosting a virtual screening and panel discussion of FAMM’s new documentary “The Vanishing Trial” which takes a deep dive into the trial penalty in … Read More

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FAMM announces a new campaign in support of a Second Chances Agenda 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM announces a new campaign in support of a Second Chances Agenda  The criminal justice organization calls for expanded use of compassionate release, clemency, and second look laws WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM announces a new “Second Chances Agenda“ campaign aimed at urging state and federal policymakers to increase their use … Read More

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FAMM releases results of criminal justice candidate questionnaire

Friday, August 28, 2020

For media inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases results of criminal justice candidate questionnaire Questions were sent to all Pennsylvania legislative candidates, though not all responded HARRISBURG – FAMM has released the results of its candidate questionnaire, allowing Pennsylvania’s voters to see where candidates for the state Legislature stand on 10 proposed criminal justice reforms covering a … Read More

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FAMM Urges Congress Not to Rush Sentencing Commission Nominations

Friday, August 14, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Urges Congress Not to Rush Sentencing Commission Nominations WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter today to Senate Judiciary Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) urging them to refrain from filling vacancies on the U.S. Sentencing Commission until next year when the nominees … Read More

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