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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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FAMM to Sen. McConnell: Keep Your Word

Friday, November 16, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM to Sen. McConnell: Keep Your Word WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement today: Sen. McConnell should keep his word. On October 10, Sen. Mitch McConnell told reporters, “Criminal justice has been much discussed. What we’ll do after the election is take a whip count and if there … Read More

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FAMM Announces Advance Screenings Of The Award-Winning HBO Documentary Film ‘The Sentence’

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM ANNOUNCES ADVANCE SCREENINGS OF THE AWARD-WINNING HBO DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘THE SENTENCE’ FAMM President Kevin Ring to moderate panel discussion with film director Rudy Valdez at NYC screening Thursday WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform advocate FAMM today announced it is hosting and participating in advance screenings of “The Sentence,” an award-winning new documentary … Read More

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Advocates Urge Arizona Speaker Mesnard to Reinstate the Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Advocates Urge Arizona Speaker Mesnard to Reinstate the Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform   Phoenix – Today, a bipartisan group of criminal justice reform organizations sent a letter to Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives J.D. Mesnard, urging him to reinstate the Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform … Read More

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S. 2192, The SECURE Act of 2017 

Friday, April 27, 2018

 S. 2192, The SECURE Act of 2017 Introduced by: Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. The SECURE Act of 2017 introduces new mandatory minimums for a number of immigration-related offenses. This bill includes a version of “Kate’s Law”, which would create a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence for some … Read More

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