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FAMM’s Shaneva McReynolds testifies before Illinois Resentencing Task Force

Thursday, September 29, 2022

  For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM’s Shaneva McReynolds testifies before Illinois Resentencing Task Force SPRINGFIELD – Dr. Shaneva McReynolds, FAMM Consultant and Advocate, testified today before the Illinois Resentencing Task Force about the importance of providing second chance legislative mechanisms to safely reduce the state’s prison population. “Illinois needs to pass legislation to provide people with life and long sentences … 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 offers support for Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project

Thursday, September 1, 2022

  For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM offers support for Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner issued the following statement in support of the Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project announced by Governor Tom Wolf, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, and the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons today. “The Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project will positively impact the lives … Read More

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FAMM launches “Free to Succeed,” highlighting stories of second chances

Thursday, September 1, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM launches “Free to Succeed,” highlighting stories of second chances New monthly storytelling series will highlight success stories of formerly incarcerated people WASHINGTON – FAMM has launched a new storytelling initiative to showcase the success stories of people released early from prison. Each person’s story will highlight their life since incarceration … Read More

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FAMM welcomes Colie Levar Long as Justice Reform Fellow

Friday, August 19, 2022

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIESJohn Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM welcomes Colie Levar Long as Justice Reform Fellow   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring announced today that Colie Levar Long has joined the organization as a Justice Reform Fellow. “When we say people can grow and change, we are not talking in the abstract. We are talking about people like … Read More

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FAMM urges Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to have greater transparency in clemency process

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM  urges Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to have greater transparency in clemency process HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner sent a letter today to Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Boards of Pardons (BOP) in response to the absence of reasoning given for denied clemency applications last week. FAMM urged the … Read More

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FAMM praises Gov. Tom Wolf for signing commutations

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM praises Gov. Tom Wolf for signing commutations   HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner issued the following statement in response to commutations recommended by the Board of Pardons that were signed by Governor Tom Wolf on July 14. “Last week eight incarcerated people in Pennsylvania got a chance to reunite … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on President Biden’s clemency grants

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

For media inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on President Biden’s clemency grants WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after news of President Biden’s announcement about clemency and other federal actions related to prison programming and re-entry today. “We applaud the president for taking these steps to improve public safety and offer more … Read More

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