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FAMM responds to DOJ working group report on sexual abuse committed by federal prison employees

Thursday, November 3, 2022

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM responds to DOJ working group report on sexual abuse committed by federal prison employees  Washington, D.C. – A Department of Justice (DOJ) working group has released a report with recommendations on how to address sexual abuse committed by Bureau of Prison (BOP) correctional officers and staff. One of the … Read More

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LinkedIn participates in FAMM’s #VisitAPrison challenge with trip to SCI Phoenix

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM’s #VisitAPrison challenge with trip to  SCI Phoenix COLLEGEVILLE –  LinkedIn Corporation and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) officials will tour State Correctional Institution (SCI) Phoenix as part of the FAMM’s #VisitAPrison campaign.  “Ninety-five percent of the people in prison today are going to return to their communities, and the best way to ensure that their re-entry is … Read More

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FAMM challenges policymakers nationwide to #VisitAPrison

Monday, July 11, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM challenges policymakers nationwide to #VisitAPrison Despite legislating for prisons and the people who live in them, very few policy makers visit them WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM launched the #VisitAPrison campaign to encourage local, state, and national policymakers to visit a prison or jail in their states or districts in the next … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Need for Independent Oversight of Federal Prisons: 4 Women Speak” on April 6

Friday, April 1, 2022

For media inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Need for Independent Oversight of Federal Prisons: 4 Women Speak” on April 6   WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel “The Need for Independent Oversight of Federal Prisons: 4 Women Speak” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. This panel will examine the … Read More

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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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