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FAMM, partners send letter to President Biden urging him to keep all people on home confinement home
The letter was signed by more than 25 additional criminal justice organizations
WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter signed by more than 25 criminal justice organizations to President Biden, urging him to keep all people currently serving home confinement home.
“This is a moment of truth for the president,” Ring said. “If he is unwilling to use his clemency authority on this group – deemed the lowest of low-risk by Attorney General Barr – what hope can others in federal prison have they he will give them a second chance?
“President Biden should grant clemency to everyone who has been out, played by the rules, and reintegrated into their families and communities. He should not pick winners and losers based on some arbitrary criteria that has nothing to do with public safety.”
FAMM has been urging both the Biden and Trump administrations not to send people sent to home confinement under the CARES Act back to prison when the pandemic ends. Previously, more than 30 employers of CARES Act beneficiaries also joined the call to keep their employees home.
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 at the state and federal level 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.