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Gwen Levi to serve as spokesperson for FAMM’s #KeepThemHome campaign
WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Gwendolyn Levi has agreed to serve as a spokesperson for the group’s #KeepThemHome campaign, which is focused on securing clemency for the 4,000 people on federal home confinement.
“Gwen’s story captured people’s attention because it showed how absurd and cruel our justice system can be,” Ring said. “Gwen is a fighter. Now that she has secured her release, she wants to fight so the 4,000 other people on home confinement get to remain with their families. We are grateful that she is willing to dedicate her energy to helping others.”
Levi was sent back to prison for attending a computer class and being out of contact for a few hours. She was granted compassionate release, ending her sentence.
“I am glad to be working with FAMM on their ‘Keep Them Home’ campaign,” Levi said. “I received a lot of public support during my ordeal, and I want to use the attention I received to fight for others. We need President Biden to act now to help the 4,000 people who are in the same situation I was in.”
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.