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FAMM releases statement following law enforcement letter advocating clemency for those on home confinement
WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after 75 current former prosecutors and police officers sent a letter to President Biden urging him to grant clemency to those serving on home confinement pursuant to the CARES Act:
“President Biden has a choice to make, and it should be an easy one,” Ring said. “He can heed the calls from families, employers, and now law enforcement leaders to leave people on home confinement home. Or he can execute the fastest expansion of the federal prison population in history. He has the power to keep families together and communities safe. Whether he chooses to do so is entirely up to him.”
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.
Additionally, Ring recently 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.
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.