Press Releases

FAMM Calls for Sentencing Reform After New Report Documents Arizona’s Prison Growth

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   FAMM Calls for Sentencing Reform After New Report Documents Arizona’s Prison Growth WASHINGTON —​​​​​​​ Today, a new report was released that details how Arizona has come to have the fourth-highest incarceration rate in the country. The group FWD.us published the report, “Arizona’s Imprisonment Problem: The High Price of Prison Growth.” Using … Read More

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FAMM Endorses Florida Constitutional Amendments 11 and 4

Friday, September 14, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Endorses Florida Constitutional Amendments 11 and 4 Tallahassee – FAMM today endorsed two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot in Florida, Amendment 11 and Amendment 4. Amendment 11 would allow the legislature to make sentencing reforms retroactive, while Amendment 4 would restore voting rights to most felons who have … Read More

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FAMM Supports “Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Inmates” Act

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Supports “Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Inmates” Act WASHINGTON – FAMM supports the “Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Inmates” Act, introduced today by Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA), Mia Love (R-UT), and Katherine Clark (D-MA). The bill, if passed, would severely limit … Read More

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FAMM Opposes Rushed Crime of Violence Bill H.R. 6691

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   FAMM Opposes Rushed Crime of Violence Bill H.R. 6691 WASHINGTON – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill responded to the rushed scheduled vote in the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 6691, the “Community Safety and Security Act of 2018.” The bill was introduced on August 31 and … Read More

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FAMM Statement on U.S. Sentencing Commission Decision Not to Launch Crucial Studies

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Statement on U.S. Sentencing Commission Decision Not to Launch Crucial Studies WASHINGTON – FAMM is highly disappointed that the U.S. Sentencing Commission declined to include two studies of great importance to federal prisoners and their families in its list of priorities for 2019. One of the studies would have … Read More

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FAMM Briefing on Sentencing Reform Provisions to the FIRST STEP Act

Monday, August 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Briefing on Sentencing Reform Provisions to the FIRST STEP Act WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, August 22, FAMM will host a briefing with former federal prosecutors, sentencing law experts, and directly impacted advocates on how Congress can add meaningful sentencing reform provisions to the FIRST STEP Act. Event:     Threading the Needle … Read More

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MEMORANDUM: Meet the New FAMM

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

MEMORANDUM To:  All interested parties From:  Kevin Ring, FAMM President Date: August 8, 2018 Re:  Meet the new FAMM: Building on our mission to fix the nation’s broken criminal justice policies with a new program to organize affected families The future of criminal justice reform is up for grabs. While dozens of states have passed smart-on-crime … Read More

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Announcing FAMM’s New Director of Federal Legislative Affairs

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Announcing FAMM’s New Director of Federal Legislative Affairs WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring announced today that Daniel Landsman has become the organization’s new director of federal legislative affairs. Landsman previously served as the group’s deputy director of policy. “Daniel has become a valuable and trusted member of our team, … Read More

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Families Rally to Demand Justice Reform

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Families Rally to Demand Justice Reform Washington – Families from across the nation gathered on the U.S. Capitol East Lawn Tuesday to urge lawmakers to take action on criminal justice reform in 2018. Many of the attendees were rallying for the passage of bills already introduced in Congress that could … Read More

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FAMM, Lawmakers, and Families to Rally for Justice Reform at the U.S. Capitol

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM, Lawmakers, and Families to Rally for Justice Reform at the U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, July 10, FAMM will bring lawmakers, advocates, and family members from all over the nation to the United States Capitol to demand justice reform in 2018. There are a number of federal bills in … Read More

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