FAMM responds to Biden administration’s announcement that they will commute 11 prison sentences ahead of the holidays – FAMM

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FAMM responds to Biden administration’s announcement that they will commute 11 prison sentences ahead of the holidays

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FAMM responds to Biden administration’s announcement that they will commute 11 prison sentences ahead of the holidays

WASHINGTON – In response to today’s announcement that President Joseph Biden will grant 11 commutations for individuals serving long sentences for drug related federal convictions, FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price issued the following statement:

“FAMM is thrilled for the eleven people who have had their sentences commuted and will have the opportunity to safely return home to their families and communities sooner,” Price said. “We applaud the president for using his clemency powers to provide compassion and mercy this holiday season.

“The president’s clemency powers are among his most important. There are many people in our federal prisons who are deserving of an opportunity at clemency. We encourage the president to continue the use of his clemency powers throughout 2024.”

For more than three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, and a range of stakeholders and advocates to fight for a fairer and more effective justice system. FAMM has led the fight to reform extreme mandatory sentencing laws and to promote rehabilitation and dignity for all people in prison, 94 percent of whom will return to our neighborhoods one day.

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FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safely reduce incarceration, save taxpayer dollars, and keep families together. Founded in 1991, FAMM has secured bold sentencing and prison reform across the country while elevating the voices of directly impacted individuals and families.

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