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FAMM celebrates 200th tracked prison visit of #VisitAPrison Campaign
WASHINGTON – As part of its ongoing #VisitAPrison campaign, FAMM has been tracking lawmakers across the United States who visit state and federal prisons, and celebrates its 200th visit since launching the campaign last year.
“So many laws that affect prisons and the people who live and work inside them are written by people who have never even set foot inside those walls,” said Molly Gill, FAMM’s Vice President of Policy. “This campaign aims to change that, and we are grateful to see so many lawmakers taking the time to actually visit prisons. Our message remains very simple: You don’t know if you don’t go.”
In addition to coordinating visits to prisons, FAMM has been tracking any visits made by lawmakers across the country, including with other advocacy organizations. Lawmakers can find helpful #VisitAPrison guides and toolkits at famm.org/visitaprison.
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.