Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700
FAMM, Michele Deitch, and family advocates to host briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss the need for independent oversight of federal prisons
WASHINGTON – FAMM, family advocates and Michele Deitch, a national prison oversight expert, will discuss the need for independent oversight of the Bureau of Prisons during a luncheon briefing on Dec. 9 on Capitol Hill.
“Bringing Accountability and Transparency to our Federal Prisons: The Need for Independent Oversight of the BOP”
Monday, December 9, 2019
Noon – 1:30 P.M.
2237 Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20515
Today’s federal prisons suffer from a lack of transparency, oversight, and accountability. Congress could change that by creating an independent oversight agency. External oversight can produce safer prisons for people serving time and employees alike, more effective rehabilitation programs, a healthier prison culture that supports positive outcomes, and taxpayer savings from fewer lawsuits and reduced recidivism. Come hear from national experts, formally incarcerated people and their loved ones about the need to create independent oversight of our prisons.
For nearly 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’s focus on ending a one-size-fits-all punishment structure has led to reforms to sentencing and prison policies in 6 states and is paving the way to programs that support rehabilitation for the 94% of all prisoners who will return to our neighborhoods one day.
FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safeguard taxpayer dollars and keep our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM is helping transform America’s criminal justice system by uniting the voices of impacted families and individuals and elevating the issues all across the country.