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FAMM releases statement on DOJ’s decision to drop Mack Appeal

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement on DOJ’s decision to drop Mack Appeal WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring hailed the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to drop its appeal of the First Step Act release of Jesse Opher, Hassan Hawkins, and Rodney and Ronald Mack. “We are so happy for these guys,” Ring said. “They have … Read More

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FAMM statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the EQUAL Act

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the EQUAL Act   WASHINGTON –  FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the EQUAL Act today.  The EQUAL Act would end the disparity in federal prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine-related crimes. … Read More

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Gwen Levi to serve as spokesperson for FAMM’s #KeepThemHome campaign

Friday, July 9, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Gwen Levi to serve as spokesperson for FAMM’s #KeepThemHome campaign   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Gwendolyn Levi has agreed to serve as a spokesperson for the group’s #KeepThemHome campaign, which is focused on securing clemency for the 4,000 people on federal home confinement. “Gwen’s story captured people’s attention … Read More

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FAMM welcomes Veda Ajamu as Justice Reform Fellow

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM welcomes Veda Ajamu as Justice Reform Fellow   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring announced today that Veda Ajamu will join the organization as a Justice Reform Fellow. “We are thrilled to welcome Veda in this role. She is a tenacious advocate,” Ring said. “She knows what it is like to fight … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following compassionate release ruling for Gwen Levi

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following compassionate release ruling for Gwen Levi   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after Gwendolyn Levi was granted compassionate release by United States District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow: “We are so happy for Gwen and her family,” Ring said. “Sending her back to prison … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Arizona House vote on earned release credits bill

Monday, June 28, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Arizona House vote on earned release credits bill   PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement after the Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow people in prison for drug and nonviolent offenses to earn up to 50 … Read More

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Bipartisan organizations call on President Biden to immediately prevent thousands on home confinement from being sent back to federal prison

Monday, June 28, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, rburks@famm.org Brandon Cox, bcox@aclu.org Jon Reinish, jreinish@mercuryllc.com   Bipartisan organizations call on President Biden to immediately prevent thousands on home confinement from being sent back to federal prison WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM, the ACLU, and the Justice Action Network (JAN) called on President Biden to use his clemency authority to prevent approximately 4,000 people … Read More

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Maria Goellner hired as FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Director

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Maria Goellner hired as FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Director  WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Maria Goellner has been hired as FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Director. Goellner most recently served as Assistant Federal Defender for the Western District of Pennsylvania. “We are so excited to have someone with Maria’s experience, talent and passion join our team,” said Ring. … Read More

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FAMM Justice Reform Fellow Matthew Charles to Testify Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Fellow Matthew Charles to Testify Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee   WASHINGTON – FAMM Justice Reform Fellow Matthew Charles will testify today during the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Examining Federal Sentencing for Crack and Powder Cocaine.” Charles will urge Congress to pass the EQUAL Act, a law that … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on new gun mandatory minimums

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on new gun mandatory minimums   HARRISBURG – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement following the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on two bills that would introduce new mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes: “Mandatory minimums are proven … Read More

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