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FAMM announces a new campaign in support of a Second Chances Agenda in Florida

Monday, October 5, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM announces a new campaign in support of a Second Chances Agenda in Florida The criminal justice organization calls for sentencing reform, compassionate release, clemency and second look laws TALLAHASSEE – FAMM recently announced a new “Second Chances Agenda” campaign aimed at urging Florida policymakers to pass retroactive sentencing reform … Read More

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FAMM praises House for updated COVID-19 relief bill

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises House for updated COVID-19 relief bill WASHINGTON — FAMM president Kevin Ring released the following statement after Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives released their $2.2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, which includes several provisions designed to protect people in prisons. “We are grateful that the House … Read More

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FAMM and Florida Cares teaming up for a Real Talk on Lowell Correctional Institution

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM and Florida Cares teaming up for a Real Talk on Lowell Correctional Institution Families, legislators, formerly incarcerated to discuss issues at the prison Ocala, Fla. — FAMM and Florida Cares are hosting a Real Talk on Lowell Correctional Institution Saturday, September 21 from 4-6 p.m. The event allows families of loved ones currently … Read More

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FAMM disappointed with North Carolina First Step Act changes

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM disappointed with North Carolina First Step Act changes Raleigh, N.C. – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the North Carolina Senate Judiciary Committee’s changes to the North Carolina First Step Act: The North Carolina First Step Act had been watered down several times since it … Read More

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FAMM Calls for Investigation of Fredrick Turner’s Death

Monday, June 17, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Calls for Investigation of Fredrick Turner’s Death   WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to the U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Hugh J. Hurwitz, urging an investigation into the preventable death of Frederick Turner, who … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Introduction of New Pennsylvania Probation Reform Bill

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Applauds Introduction of New Pennsylvania Probation Reform Bill Harrisburg, PA – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to Pennsylvania Rep. Jordan Harris’ introduction of a new probation reform bill in the Keystone State: At FAMM, we hear too many stories of … Read More

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Matthew Charles, bipartisan groups urge Missouri legislature to pass sentencing reform

Monday, March 25, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org MATTHEW CHARLES, BIPARTISAN GROUPS URGE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE TO PASS SENTENCING REFORM JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today, criminal justice reform advocates and Matthew Charles, the first beneficiary of the First Step Act, urged lawmakers at the Missouri State Capitol to pass meaningful sentencing reform this year. Charles served 21 years in federal prison for … Read More

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Malcolm Jenkins, Will Allen, PA Lawmakers and FAMM to Take Walking Tour of Philadelphia’s Drug-Free School Zones

Monday, March 25, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Malcolm Jenkins, Will Allen, PA Lawmakers and FAMM to Take Walking Tour of Philadelphia’s Drug-Free School Zones Participants to meet with press after tour to educate the public on the school zone laws’ impact on incarceration rates in the state, specifically in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. WASHINGTON –  FAMM, Players Coalition Co-Founder Malcolm Jenkins, NFL … Read More

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FAMM Joins National Push to Urge Congress to Fund First Step Act

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM JOINS NATIONAL PUSH TO URGE CONGRESS TO FUND THE FIRST STEP ACT A bipartisan group of criminal justice organizations sent a letter asking Congress to provide the $75 million that is authorized in the bill.  WASHINGTON – Today, a bipartisan group of national criminal justice organizations sent a letter to the … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   FAMM Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act The criminal justice organization says family advocates paved the way for reform. WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the First Step Act (S. 3747) by a vote of … Read More

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