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FAMM releases statement following report on Biden administration’s plan for people on home confinement
WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement following published reports about the Biden administrations plans for how to address people on home confinement:
“The leaked plan makes no sense,” Ring said. “Everyone on home confinement was sent there because they were not considered a safety risk. Thousands have been successfully re-integrating into their communities. Why develop a completely arbitrary set of criteria to send some back? We just don’t understand why the Biden administration is so hell-bent on sending people on home confinement back to prison.”
People sent home under the CARES Act were not told that they might have to return to prison. A bipartisan group of more than 25 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to President Biden, urging the administration to rescind a legal memo on home confinement issued in the waning days of the Trump administration.
In addition, FAMM joined more than 25 organizations signing on to a letter urging President Biden and Attorney General Merrick Garland to rescind a legal memo issued in the waning days of the Trump administration that would return thousands of people on home confinement to federal prison. Additionally, more than 30 CARES Act employers sent a letter urging Biden 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.