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FAMM praises introduction of independent prison oversight bill in Arizona

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises introduction of independent prison oversight bill in Arizona PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement following Rep. Walt Blackman’s introduction of a bill to create an independent ombudsman for the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry: “Arizona taxpayers spend $1.3 billion each … Read More

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FAMM Statement on the Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for U.S. Attorney General

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Statement on the Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for U.S. Attorney General The advocacy group hopes Garland will fulfill President-elect Biden’s criminal justice related promises WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement on President-elect Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland as the next U.S. Attorney General: We congratulate … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Virginia Crime Commission’s vote to recommend the elimination of mandatory minimums

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Virginia Crime Commission’s vote to recommend the elimination of mandatory minimums RICHMOND – FAMM Deputy Director of Policy Tinsae Gebriel released the following statement following the Virginia Crime Commission’s vote to recommend the elimination of mandatory minimums. “These findings echo what we’ve known for some time now … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Justice Department investigation into Lowell Correctional Institution

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Justice Department investigation into Lowell Correctional Institution OCALA, FLORIDA — FAMM’s Florida directory of policy Greg Newburn put out the following statement after the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida released the results of the … Read More

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FAMM, The S.T.A.R.T. Project call for immediate removal of Arizona Department of Corrections Director David Shinn

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, The S.T.A.R.T. Project call for immediate removal of Arizona Department of Corrections Director David Shinn PHOENIX — FAMM and The S.T.A.R.T. Project have sent a letter to Gov. Doug Ducey calling for the immediate removal and replacement of Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry (ADCRR) Director David … Read More

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FAMM praises D.C. Council’s passage of Second Look Amendment Act

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises D.C. Council’s passage of Second Look Amendment Act WASHINGTON – FAMM president Kevin Ring praised the D.C. Council for passing the Second Look Amendment Act by a veto-proof majority. This act aligns with growing body of research that shows recidivism rates decline with age. “The District has set a model for … Read More

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FAMM praises Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ actions to support clemency for Dennis and Lee Horton, others

Friday, December 11, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ actions to support clemency for Dennis and Lee Horton, others HARRISBURG – In response to the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons supporting clemency for Dennis and Lee Horton, FAMM’s Director of State Policy for Pennsylvania, Celeste Trusty, issued the following statement: “It’s near-impossible not to shed … Read More

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FAMM praises Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ actions to support clemency

Monday, November 16, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ actions to support clemency HARRISBURG – In response to the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons supporting clemency for 85 people who are currently on reprieve, FAMM’s Director of State Policy for Pennsylvania, Celeste Trusty, issued the following statement: “Sending these 85 people to Gov. Tom … Read More

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FAMM urges Pennsylvania General Assembly to revise release mechanisms for people in prison due to COVID-19

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges Pennsylvania General Assembly to revise release mechanisms for people in prison due to COVID-19 HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty sent a letter today to The Pennsylvania General Assembly, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of corrections John Wetzel calling on the assembly to revise and implement release mechanisms in response to increased … Read More

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FAMM announces a new campaign in support of a second chances agenda in Pennsylvania 

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM announces a new campaign in support of a second chances agenda in Pennsylvania  The criminal justice organization calls for expanded use of compassionate release, clemency and second look laws HARRISBURG – FAMM recently announced a new “Second Chances Agenda“ campaign aimed at urging Pennsylvania policymakers to end life without parole, … Read More

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