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FAMM Releases Statement on DC’s Halfway House Issues
WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued a statement on the ongoing issues related to Core DC’s attempts to open a halfway house to replace Hope Village in the district.
“It’s bad enough that we send District residents all across the country to be incarcerated,” Ring said. “Now they might not even be able to come home to begin their re-entry. This is bad for returning citizens and bad for the families who are waiting to welcome them home. We urge district leaders to find a solution, and are ready to help if needed.”
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.