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FAMM urges Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to have greater transparency in clemency process

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM  urges Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to have greater transparency in clemency process HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner sent a letter today to Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Boards of Pardons (BOP) in response to the absence of reasoning given for denied clemency applications last week. FAMM urged the … Read More

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FAMM, Free Minds release statement on DOJ reversing restrictions on books in federal prisons

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, Free Minds release statement on DOJ reversing restrictions on books in federal prisons WASHINGTON – FAMM and Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop have released the following statement after receiving notice from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that restrictions placed on the shipment of books to four federal prisons have … Read More

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FAMM urges full Senate to vote on the U.S. Sentencing Commission nominees

Thursday, July 21, 2022

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM urges the full Senate to vote on the U.S. Sentencing Commission nominees WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today voted to advance President Biden’s seven nominations to serve on the U.S. Sentencing Commission: “It’s been three years since the U.S. … Read More

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FAMM praises Gov. Tom Wolf for signing commutations

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM praises Gov. Tom Wolf for signing commutations   HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner issued the following statement in response to commutations recommended by the Board of Pardons that were signed by Governor Tom Wolf on July 14. “Last week eight incarcerated people in Pennsylvania got a chance to reunite … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on new Bureau of Prisons Director

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on new Bureau of Prisons Director WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after Colette S. Peters was appointed as the new head of the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). “Colette Peters is walking into a dumpster fire,” Ring said. “From sexual violence and … Read More

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FAMM challenges Pennsylvania policymakers to #VisitAPrison

Monday, July 11, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM challenges Pennsylvania lawmakers to #VisitAPrison Despite laws for prisons and the people in them, few policymakers visit them HARRISBURG – Today, FAMM launched its national “#VisitAPrison” campaign to encourage policymakers to visit a prison or jail in the next year, which includes a focus on Pennsylvania. The Keystone state has … Read More

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FAMM challenges policymakers nationwide to #VisitAPrison

Monday, July 11, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM challenges policymakers nationwide to #VisitAPrison Despite legislating for prisons and the people who live in them, very few policy makers visit them WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM launched the #VisitAPrison campaign to encourage local, state, and national policymakers to visit a prison or jail in their states or districts in the next … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on compassionate release bill in California

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

For media inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on compassionate release bill in California SACRAMENTO – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement following the California Senate Public Safety Committee’s hearing on Assembly Bill 960 – which passed the Assembly in 2021. “This bill includes reforms urgently needed to ensure California’s compassionate release system … Read More

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FAMM supports Pennsylvania medical release bill

Friday, June 10, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM supports Pennsylvania medical release bill  HARRISBURG – Rep. Kail (R-Beaver and Washington Counties) has introduced HB 2634, a bill that would create a meaningful medical release mechanism for incarcerated individuals in Pennsylvania state prisons and save taxpayers significant sums of money. “FAMM strongly supports this bill, which addresses a long-standing problem in Pennsylvania’s prisons – the … Read More

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FAMM, ACLU and Dream Corps JUSTICE encourage calls to Senators in support of EQUAL Act

Friday, May 20, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, ACLU and Dream Corps JUSTICE encourage calls to Senators in support of EQUAL Act WASHINGTON – FAMM, the ACLU and Dream Corps JUSTICE are encouraging people across America to call their Senators on Monday, May 23 in support of the EQUAL Act, which would eliminate the federal sentencing disparity … Read More

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