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FAMM’s virtual briefing on home confinement available to stream

Friday, October 1, 2021

Media Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM’s virtual briefing on home confinement available to stream Short panels discuss employment, family life and the struggles of serving uncertain home confinement terms   WASHINGTON – FAMM’s virtual briefing discussing the ongoing issues surrounding those released to home confinement during the pandemic is now available on FAMM’s YouTube channel. … Read More

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FAMM statement on the House passage of the EQUAL Act

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM statement on the House passage of the EQUAL Act   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives passage of the EQUAL Act today. The EQUAL Act would end the disparity in federal prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine-related crimes. “After the … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following law enforcement letter advocating clemency for those on home confinement

Friday, September 24, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM releases statement following law enforcement letter advocating clemency for those on home confinement   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after 75 current former prosecutors and police officers sent a letter to President Biden urging him to grant clemency to those serving on home confinement pursuant to … Read More

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FAMM, partners send letter to President Biden urging him to keep all people on home confinement home

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, partners send letter to President Biden urging him to keep all people on home confinement home The letter was signed by more than 25 additional criminal justice organizations   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter signed by more than 25 criminal justice organizations to President Biden, urging him to keep … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following report on Biden administration’s commutation plan for people on home confinement

Monday, September 13, 2021

Media Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement following report on Biden administration’s commutation plan for people on home confinement   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement following published reports about the Biden administrations plans for how to address people on home confinement: “We are glad the president is showing signs that he might use … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on California repealing certain drug-related mandatory minimums

Friday, September 10, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on California repealing certain drug-related mandatory minimums   SACRAMENTO – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after California’s State Legislature passed a bill repealing certain drug-regulated mandatory minimums: “This is a victory for families, taxpayers and public safety,” Ring said. “California’s mandatory minimums have failed to make … Read More

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FAMM sends letter urging Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to use pardon power generously

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM sends letter urging Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to use pardon power generously   RICHMOND — FAMM sent a letter today to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam encouraging him to generously use his pardon power generously as his term nears its end. Virginia’s prison system doesn’t have parole, meaning the only way for a … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following report on Biden administration’s plan for people on home confinement

Monday, August 30, 2021

Media Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement following report on Biden administration’s plan for people on home confinement   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement following published reports about the Biden administrations plans for how to address people on home confinement: “The leaked plan makes no sense,” Ring said. “Everyone on home … Read More

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More Than 30 CARES Act employers urge Biden to keep their employees home

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Media Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org More Than 30 CARES Act employers urge Biden to keep their employees home   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement in reaction to the more than 30 CARES Act employers who have sent a letter to President Biden urging him to keep their employees home. The employers join … Read More

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FAMM, NACDL and Washington Lawyers’ Committee launch CARES Act Home Confinement Clearinghouse

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Media contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   FAMM, NACDL and Washington Lawyers’ Committee launch CARES Act Home Confinement Clearinghouse   WASHINGTON – FAMM, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (WLC) launched the “CARES Act Home Confinement Clearinghouse” today in an effort to prevent up … Read More

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