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FAMM thanks Greg Newburn for more than a decade of service and vows to continue fight for reform in Florida
TALLAHASSEE – FAMM president Kevin Ring released the following statement of thanks to former Florida state director Greg Newburn for his outstanding decade of service and wished him well in his new position as director of the new criminal justice department at the Niskanen Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C.
“It always hurts to lose a member of our FAMMily,” FAMM President Kevin Ring said. “For more than a decade, Greg has been a leader for our team, Florida’s families, and the cause of justice reform. His intelligence, creativity, and passion produced reforms that have benefited thousands of Floridians.
“The best way to honor Greg’s legacy is to continue the fight – and that is what FAMM is going to do. Working with our partner, Florida Cares, we will continue to advocate commonsense reforms that increase public safety, reunite families, and save taxpayer dollars.”
Newburn spent more than a decade with FAMM.
“It’s been an honor to work at FAMM alongside some of the best criminal justice reform advocates in the country,” said Newburn. “I’m proud of what we accomplished and I know FAMM will continue to lead the effort to improve Florida’s sentencing laws and make its prison system more accountable and humane.”
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.