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FAMM releases statement following Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on new gun mandatory minimums

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on new gun mandatory minimums   HARRISBURG – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement following the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on two bills that would introduce new mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes: “Mandatory minimums are proven … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of two criminal justice bills

Thursday, June 10, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of two criminal justice bills   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to two criminal justice bills that passed the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today: the First Step Implementation Act of 2021 and the Prohibiting … Read More

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FAMM issues statement following Sentencing Commission report on compassionate release

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM issues statement following Sentencing Commission report on compassionate release   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the U.S. Sentencing Commission released a report on compassionate release motions decided in 2020. The report found that courts granted compassionate release to 2,549 people in federal prison last year, … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on passage of Oregon second look bill

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on passage of Oregon second look bill SALEM – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the Oregon legislature today approved a bill creating opportunities for prosecutors to take a second look at previously issued sentences or convictions. “Second look laws don’t let everyone out of … Read More

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FAMM urges U.S. Attorney General Garland to act now to prevent thousands on CARES Act home confinement from returning to prison.

Monday, June 7, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM urges U.S. Attorney General Garland to act now to prevent thousands on CARES Act home confinement from returning to prison   WASHINGTON – FAMM sent a letter urging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to take immediate action to ensure that thousands of people released on home confinement do not return to … Read More

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FAMM urges passage of three federal justice reform bills

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM urges passage of three federal justice reform bills  WASHINGTON – FAMM supports the passage of three new criminal justice bills that will be considered Thursday by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee: the First Step Implementation Act of 2021; the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act of 2021; and the Prohibiting Punishment of … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on Illinois compassionate release bill passage

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on Illinois compassionate release bill passage SPRINGFIELD — FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the Illinois legislature passed a bill that will allow the Prisoner Review Board to release severely ill and dying people from Illinois prisons. “It is unfortunate that it takes a … Read More

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FAMM thanks Greg Newburn for more than a decade of service and vows to continue fight for reform in Florida

Monday, May 3, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM thanks Greg Newburn for more than a decade of service and vows to continue fight for reform in Florida TALLAHASSEE – FAMM president Kevin Ring released the following statement of thanks to former Florida state director Greg Newburn for his outstanding decade of service and wished him well in his new … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following passage of medical release bill in Illinois House

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following passage of medical release bill in Illinois House   SPRINGFIELD — FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement following the Illinois House of Representatives passing a medical release bill. “This bipartisan vote represents a great step forward,” Price said. “Incarcerating thousands of people who pose no … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on Derek Chauvin verdict

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement on Derek Chauvin verdict   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement on the Derek Chauvin verdict: “We are glad to see that justice was served,” Ring said. “The jury in this case spoke quickly and clearly. We also recognize that we have a lot of … Read More

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