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#VisitAPrison: FAMM Challenges Policymakers Nationwide 

Monday, July 8, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   #VisitAPrison: FAMM Challenges Policymakers Nationwide  The criminal justice organization launches nationwide campaign to encourage policymakers to visit a prison or jail in the next 12 months. WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM launched the “#VisitAPrison” challenge, designed to encourage local, state, and national policymakers to visit a prison or jail in their states or … Read More

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FAMM Taps Celeste Trusty as Pennsylvania State Policy Director

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Taps Celeste Trusty as Pennsylvania State Policy Director WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring announced that Celeste Trusty is the organization’s first state policy director for Pennsylvania. Trusty previously served as the group’s regional organizer for Philadelphia. In her new role, she will work with policymakers and advocates to advance FAMM’s sentencing … Read More

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FAMM supports Pa. Justice Reinvestment reform package

Monday, June 17, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Supports Pa. Justice Reinvestment Reform Package HARRISBURG, Pa. – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill submitted written testimony to the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee in support of SB 500, SB 501, and SB 502. The three bills, collectively known as “Justice Reinvestment II,” would reform county probation services, create … Read More

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FAMM applauds introduction of North Carolina Next Step Act

Friday, April 26, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org  FAMM APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF NORTH CAROLINA NEXT STEP ACT The bill includes prison reforms that would strengthen families and reduce recidivism. RALEIGH, NC – FAMM applauds the introduction of the North Carolina Next Step Act, HB 988, by Reps. Holly Grange (R-20), Rena Turner (R-84), and Jon Hardister (R-59). The bill complements … Read More

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FAMM hosts screening of award-winning HBO documentary “The Sentence” in North Carolina

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM HOSTS SCREENING OF AWARD-WINNING HBO DOCUMENTARY “THE SENTENCE” IN NORTH CAROLINA NC State Rep. Jon Hardister and impacted family members Tammy and Kenny Stanley to discuss how mandatory drug sentences affect families. Greensboro, N.C. – The criminal justice reform advocacy group FAMM, in collaboration with … Read More

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FAMM Launches #MyMailMatters Campaign in Pennsylvania

Friday, December 14, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Launches #MyMailMatters Campaign in Pennsylvania The criminal justice group is organizing families to fight for the rights of prisoners to receive real mail. PHILADELPHIA – The national criminal justice reform group FAMM is fighting to ensure that prisoners in Pennsylvania are able to receive original, hand-written letters, photographs, and greeting cards … Read More

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FAMM Praises FWD.us Report on Impact of Incarceration on Family

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Praises FWD.us Report on Impact of Incarceration on Family The report finds that approximately 113 million people have a loved one who has been incarcerated  Washington – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement in response to the findings of the first-of-its-kind FWD.us report on the impact of incarceration on … Read More

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FAMM Praises Introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2017

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Praises Introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2017 WASHINGTON – FAMM today commended U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Jason Lewis (R-MN) for the introduction of the Safe, Accountable, Fair, Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2017. The broad bill limits the application of federal mandatory minimum sentences to the … Read More

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FAMM Briefing on Sentencing Reform Provisions to the FIRST STEP Act

Monday, August 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Briefing on Sentencing Reform Provisions to the FIRST STEP Act WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, August 22, FAMM will host a briefing with former federal prosecutors, sentencing law experts, and directly impacted advocates on how Congress can add meaningful sentencing reform provisions to the FIRST STEP Act. Event:     Threading the Needle … Read More

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Prison Reform and Redemption Act, H.R. 3356 (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

H.R. 3356, The Prison Reform and Redemption Act Introduced by: Representative Doug Collins Text of bill: Click here for the full text of the bill. If passed, H.R. 3356 would allow some federal prisoners to earn time credits that would reduce their sentences, if they lower their risk recidivism by completing recidivism-reducing programs and jobs. This bill would not reduce or … Read More

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