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FAMM calls on DOJ to seek early release for women abused at federal prison in Dublin, California
WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco calling on her to direct the Bureau of Prisons to seek, and U.S. Attorneys to file, reduction of sentence motions for every woman at Dublin Federal Correctional Institution whose allegations of sexual assault have been found credible.
“None of these women was sentenced to sexual violence and torture,” Ring said. “Yet we now know they were trapped with their abusers, with no ability to protect themselves or flee, making their incarceration an exceptionally degrading and terrifying experience. After failing to protect them, the very least BOP can do now is let these women leave and begin to heal.”
FAMM’s letter commends the steps taken to hold the individual officials and staff accountable for committing these crimes and covering them up, but says those actions don’t go far enough to address the suffering of the women who were assaulted. In the letter, FAMM reiterated its calls for independent oversight of federal prisons to help prevent future abuse.
For more than three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, and a range of stakeholders and advocates to fight for a more fair and effective justice system. FAMM has led the fight to reform extreme mandatory sentencing laws and to promote rehabilitation and dignity for all people in prison, 94 percent of whom will return to our neighborhoods one day.
FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safely reduce incarceration, save taxpayer dollars, and keep families together. Founded in 1991, FAMM has secured bold sentencing and prison reform across the country while elevating the voices of directly impacted individuals and families.