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FAMM, partners send letter to President Biden urging him to keep all people on home confinement home

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, partners send letter to President Biden urging him to keep all people on home confinement home The letter was signed by more than 25 additional criminal justice organizations   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter signed by more than 25 criminal justice organizations to President Biden, urging him to keep … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following report on Biden administration’s commutation plan for people on home confinement

Monday, September 13, 2021

Media Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement following report on Biden administration’s commutation plan for people on home confinement   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement following published reports about the Biden administrations plans for how to address people on home confinement: “We are glad the president is showing signs that he might use … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on California repealing certain drug-related mandatory minimums

Friday, September 10, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on California repealing certain drug-related mandatory minimums   SACRAMENTO – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after California’s State Legislature passed a bill repealing certain drug-regulated mandatory minimums: “This is a victory for families, taxpayers and public safety,” Ring said. “California’s mandatory minimums have failed to make … Read More

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FAMM sends letter urging Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to use pardon power generously

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM sends letter urging Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to use pardon power generously   RICHMOND — FAMM sent a letter today to Virginia Governor Ralph Northam encouraging him to generously use his pardon power generously as his term nears its end. Virginia’s prison system doesn’t have parole, meaning the only way for a … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following report on Biden administration’s plan for people on home confinement

Monday, August 30, 2021

Media Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement following report on Biden administration’s plan for people on home confinement   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement following published reports about the Biden administrations plans for how to address people on home confinement: “The leaked plan makes no sense,” Ring said. “Everyone on home … Read More

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More Than 30 CARES Act employers urge Biden to keep their employees home

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Media Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org More Than 30 CARES Act employers urge Biden to keep their employees home   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement in reaction to the more than 30 CARES Act employers who have sent a letter to President Biden urging him to keep their employees home. The employers join … Read More

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FAMM, NACDL and Washington Lawyers’ Committee launch CARES Act Home Confinement Clearinghouse

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Media contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   FAMM, NACDL and Washington Lawyers’ Committee launch CARES Act Home Confinement Clearinghouse   WASHINGTON – FAMM, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs (WLC) launched the “CARES Act Home Confinement Clearinghouse” today in an effort to prevent up … Read More

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NACDL/FAMM State Clemency Project welcomes handful of clemency grants and expresses disappointment in four years of missed opportunities by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   NACDL/FAMM State Clemency Project welcomes handful of clemency grants and expresses disappointment in four years of missed opportunities by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo   WASHINGTON – Yesterday evening, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to ten individuals. Five of the grantees had their sentences commuted, and five were … Read More

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FAMM welcomes Matthew Charles as a policy associate

Friday, August 6, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM welcomes Matthew Charles as a policy associate   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced the hiring of Matthew Charles as a policy associate. “Matthew has traveled the country to share his incredible story and promote second chances, and as a staff member, he’ll use his knowledge of policy … Read More

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FAMM welcomes Emily Bloomenthal as Director of Research and Sheryl Eastman as Development Director

Monday, August 2, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM welcomes Emily Bloomenthal as Director of Research and Sheryl Eastman as Development Director   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced the hiring of Emily Bloomenthal as Director of Research and Sheryl Eastman as Development Director. “We are excited to have Emily and Sheryl joining our team,” said FAMM President Kevin … Read More

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