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FAMM urges Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to broaden clemency considerations

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to broaden clemency considerations HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Director Celeste Trusty sent a letter today to the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons, urging them to broaden consideration of clemency, reflecting the desires of the public at large. “We’re calling on the Board of Pardons to … Read More

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FAMM, Florida Cares release results of criminal justice candidate questionnaire 

Friday, July 24, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, Florida Cares release results of criminal justice candidate questionnaire  Questions were sent to all Florida legislative candidates, though not all responded TALLAHASSEE – FAMM and Florida Cares have released the initial results of their candidate questionnaire, allowing Florida’s voters to see where candidates for the state Legislature stand on … Read More

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FAMM, The S.T.A.R.T Project release results of Arizona criminal justice reform candidate questionnaire

Friday, July 24, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, The S.T.A.R.T Project release results of Arizona criminal justice reform candidate questionnaire Questions were sent to all Arizona legislative candidates, though not all responded PHOENIX – FAMM and The S.T.A.R.T Project have released the results of their candidate questionnaire, allowing Arizona’s voters to see where candidates for the state legislature … Read More

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FAMM thrilled to see Cynthia Powell released from prison

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM thrilled to see Cynthia Powell released from prison Encouraging similar second-look action from State Attorneys across Florida TALLAHASSEE – FAMM’s directory of Florida Policy Greg Newburn released the following statement in response to the release of Cynthia Powell from state prison last week. Powell, a first-time offender, was released last Friday after serving more … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual screening of The Vanishing Trial, a documentary about the trial penalty this weekend

Thursday, July 9, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host virtual screening of The Vanishing Trial, a documentary about the trial penalty A panel discussion featuring Lt. Governor John Fetterman will follow on Monday WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual screening and panel discussion of their new documentary “The Vanishing Trial” which takes a deep dive into … Read More

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Debi Ghate Joins FAMM Board of Directors

Thursday, July 2, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Debi Ghate Joins FAMM Board of Directors WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Debi Ghate, The Philanthropy Roundtable’s Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, will join the organization’s board of directors. “I am so glad Debi has agreed to join the board — she’s been … Read More

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FAMM issues statement following death of a state prisoner at Lake Correctional Institution

Monday, June 22, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM issues statement following death of a state prisoner at Lake Correctional Institution ORLANDO – FAMM Director of Florida Policy Greg Newburn issued the following statement following the death of a state prisoner at Lake Correctional Institution (CI): “We are deeply disturbed by the news of another death … Read More

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Rabiah Burks Named FAMM Vice President of Communications

Thursday, June 18, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Rabiah Burks Named FAMM Vice President of Communications WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Rabiah Burks has been promoted to FAMM’s Vice President of Communications. Burks most recently served as FAMM’s Director of Communications. “Rabiah is a leader in our organization, and her new position better … Read More

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FAMM praises Tennessee legislature passing drug-free school zone reform

Thursday, June 18, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises Tennessee legislature passing drug-free school zone reform NASHVILLE – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement today following the Tennessee House passing a bill to reform drug-free school zone laws. The bill, which passed in the Senate last week, now moves to Gov. Lee’s desk … Read More

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NACDL/FAMM State Clemency Project Disappointed in Small Number of Commutations in New York

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Ivan J. Dominguez, Senior Director of Public Affairs & Communications, NACDL, 202-465-7662, idominguez@nacdl.org  Rabiah Alicia Burks, Director of Communications, FAMM, 202-999-4258, rburks@famm.org NACDL/FAMM State Clemency Project Disappointed in Small Number of Commutations in New York The NACDL/FAMM State Clemency Project Calls on Governor Cuomo to Increase and Regularize Grants; ‘The Robust Exercise … Read More

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