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FAMM Urges BOP to Swiftly Send Home People Who Had Their Home Confinement Grants Revoked
WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a follow up letter today to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director Michael Carvajal to urge them to “expeditiously” move to home confinement the hundreds of people who previously were sent to quarantine with the express promise that they would be sent home at that end of their quarantine.
On April 20, FAMM advocates were alerted that people who were explicitly told by the BOP that they were going home, and had also spent days in quarantine, had their home confinement placements rescinded due to a change in the eligibility criteria. Subsequently, Barr clarified the criteria and those people were supposed to be sent home as soon as possible. Families are reporting that those people are not being sent home.
“There are hundreds of families who were told their loved ones would be coming home, then told that that they wouldn’t, and then told again that they would,” said FAMM President Kevin Ring. “This zigging and zagging is causing so much unnecessary stress and pain for families and, ultimately, it could cost lives. BOP should honor the commitment it made last week to re-approve those who were initially designated for home confinement. Those people should be sent home now.”
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 six 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.