Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700
FAMM Statement on the First Beneficiaries of the First Step Act’s Good Time Credit provision
WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement regarding today’s release of more than 2,000 prisoners due to the First Step Act’s Good Time Credit provision:
“Every day of freedom is important. The good time credit will benefit more than 150,000 people in federal prison today and many more going forward. We’re happy for the families who get to welcome home their loved ones a few weeks or months early.”
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.