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FAMM releases statement on introduction of bill that would change prison ombudsman processes in Michigan

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on introduction of bill that would change prison ombudsman processes in Michigan LANSING – FAMM’s Deputy Director of Policy Maria Goellner released the following statement after the Michigan Senate introduced a bill that would make changes to the office of the Legislative Corrections Ombudsman in Michigan. “Allowing for … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on creation of ombudsman for Virginia’s prisons in budget bill

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on creation of ombudsman for Virginia’s prisons in budget bill RICHMOND – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to passage of the new prison oversight provision in Virginia’s budget bill. “Virginia taxpayers spend $1.5 billion annually on prisons – we … Read More

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FAMM urges federal investigation into civil rights abuses at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM urges federal investigation into civil rights abuses at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center  WASHINGTON – Based on evidence of deplorable and unsafe conditions at Trousdale Turner Correctional Center, FAMM sent a letter today requesting that the Department of Justice launch an investigation of the Tennessee prison and its potential violations of … Read More

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FAMM releases comment following Sentencing Commission vote on retroactivity

Thursday, August 24, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases comment following Sentencing Commission vote on retroactivity WASHINGTON – FAMM Deputy Director of Policy Daniel Landsman released the following statement regarding today’s US Sentencing Commission vote to make the recent amendments to how the sentencing guidelines calculate criminal history retroactive. “We are very excited with today’s vote,” Landsman … Read More

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FAMM recommends clemency process reforms in letter to Governor Shapiro and other officials

Thursday, July 27, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM recommends clemency process reforms in letter to Governor Shapiro and other officials HARRISBURG – FAMM Deputy Director of Policy Maria Goellner sent a letter today to Governor Josh Shapiro, Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis, Board of Pardons Secretary Shelley Watson and Secretary of the Department of Corrections Laurel R. Harry with 14 recommendations … Read More

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FAMM announces Roxana Rincones to serve as interim President

Thursday, July 6, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM announces Roxana Rincones to serve as interim President Rincones has worked at FAMM as FAMM’s Vice President of Family Outreach, Engagement & Mobilization WASHINGTON – FAMM Board Chair Julie Stewart announced today that Roxana Rincones, FAMM’s Vice President of Family Outreach, Engagement & Mobilization, will serve as interim President. “Roxana … Read More

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FAMM raises concerns about Mayor Bowser’s proposed sentencing legislation during DC Council hearing

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM raises concerns about Mayor Bowser’s proposed sentencing legislation during DC Council hearing  WASHINGTON – FAMM’s Vice President of Policy Molly Gill testified in opposition to Mayor Muriel Bowser’s sentencing legislation being considered today during a DC Council Committee on the Judiciary and Public Safety hearing. FAMM believes several … Read More

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FAMM to host press event with bipartisan group of Pennsylvania lawmakers supporting Second Chance legislation

Thursday, June 22, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM to host press event with bipartisan group of Pennsylvania lawmakers supporting Second Chance legislation HARRISBURG – FAMM will host a “Second Chance Legislation” presser at the Media Center in the Pennsylvania state Capitol with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday, June 26th at 10:00 a.m. This event will highlight legislation … Read More

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Lawmakers, bipartisan advocates, and impacted families to hold press conference to support The Federal Prison Oversight Act

Friday, June 16, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org Lawmakers, bipartisan advocates, and impacted families to hold press conference to support The Federal Prison Oversight Act Reps. Lucy McBath and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) hosting event on Wednesday, June 21 WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of justice reform and law enforcement advocates and impacted families join Reps. Kelly Armstrong (R-ND) and … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on passage of The Equal Chance Act in California

Thursday, June 1, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on passage of The Equal Chance Act in California SACRAMENTO – FAMM’s Deputy Director of Policy Daniel Landsman released the following statement after California’s assembly passed The Equal Chance Act, a bill that would make retroactive a recent reform allowing judges the discretion to strike … Read More

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