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FAMM to DOJ: Fredrick Turner Is No Less Important or Tragic Than Epstein
The national criminal justice organization makes a second call for the investigation of Turner’s death
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a second letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Hugh J. Hurwitz, calling for an investigation into death of Frederick Turner. Turner died in his cell at the U.S. Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado, on June 13, 2019.
In light of Barr’s recent request for an immediate investigation into Jeffrey Epstein’s death, Ring wrote that Turner’s death is no less important and should be investigated, as well.
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.