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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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U.S. House of Representatives Should Fix Prison Reform Bill Before Passing It

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 U.S. House of Representatives Should Fix Prison Reform Bill Before Passing It Washington, DC – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill today said that the U.S. House of Representatives should improve a prison reform bill before sending it to the U.S. Senate. The bill, the Prison Reform and Redemption … Read More

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Busta Rhymes Hosts “Survivors Guide to Prison” Screening with FAMM, #Cut50, React To Film, YWCA Brooklyn, and Sankofa

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Busta Rhymes Hosts “Survivors Guide to Prison” Screening with FAMM, #Cut50, React To Film, YWCA Brooklyn, and Sankofa BROOKLYN — Rapper and activist Busta Rhymes, in partnership with FAMM, #Cut50, React to Film, YWCA Brooklyn, and Sankofa, will host a special community screening of “Survivors Guide to Prison,” on Saturday, April … Read More

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Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators Seeks Answers on Federal Halfway House Closures

Monday, October 30, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators Seeks Answers on Federal Halfway House Closures   WASHINGTON – Today FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) praised a bipartisan group of U.S. senators for asking the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to explain its recent closures of more than a dozen halfway houses, which help federal prisoners … Read More

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Two Cheers for New Federal Prison Reform Bill

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July 24, 2017 Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 Two Cheers for New Federal Prison Reform Bill   WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the Prison Reform and Redemption Act in the U.S. House by Representatives by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY): … Read More

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FAMM Releases Federal Prisoner Survey Results on Job Training, Educational Opportunities, and More

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.999.4258 FAMM Releases Federal Prisoner Survey Results on Job Training, Educational Opportunities, and More WASHINGTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today released the findings of the first-ever independent survey of federal prisoners, which focused on the type and quality of educational and vocational training programs, as well as … Read More

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