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FAMM Congratulates Rabiah Burks, Vice President of Communications on new role at NLADA

Friday, January 21, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM Congratulates Rabiah Burks, Vice President of Communications on new role at NLADA   WASHINGTON – FAMM today announced that Rabiah Alicia Burks will be leaving FAMM on February 7, to become the new Vice President of Communications and Team Building at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association. “Rabiah is … Read More

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FAMM’S Pennsylvania State Director Maria Goellner to testify at House Democratic Policy Committee hearing

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM’S Pennsylvania State Director Maria Goellner to testify at House Democratic Policy Committee hearing   HARRISBURG – FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Director Maria Goellner will testify at the House of Representatives Democratic Policy Committee hearing on Thursday, “Judging Justice – The Mechanics of Criminal Sentencing.” The hearing can be live … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following new rule from BOP implementing Earned Time Credit 

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following new rule from BOP implementing Earned Time Credit    WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Prisons’ release of a new rule implementing the Earned Time Credit provisions of the First Step Act of 2018: “Attorney General Garland and … Read More

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FAMM urges AG Garland, BOP to release medically vulnerable people in prison during Omicron surge

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges AG Garland, BOP to release medically vulnerable people in prison during Omicron surge   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland urging him to instruct the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to act now to protect medically vulnerable incarcerated people. “In light of the … Read More

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FAMM issues statement following OLC memo stating people on CARES Act home confinement won’t have to return to prison en masse

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM issues statement following OLC memo stating people on CARES Act home confinement won’t have to return to prison en masse   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement following a new memo from the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel that will no longer require people serving on CARES … Read More

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FAMM calls for investigation of DA’s office in Rogel Aguilera-Mederos case

Monday, December 20, 2021

Media contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM calls for investigation of DA’s office in Rogel Aguilera-Mederos case   DENVER – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement calling for an investigation into the office of District Attorney Alexis King, which prosecuted Rogel Aguilera-Mederos, by a neutral committee of the Colorado Bar Association. The lead prosecutor who … Read More

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FAMM, advocates and others seek clarification on BOP’s media relations policy

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Media contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, advocates and others seek clarification on BOP’s media relations policy   WASHINGTON – This week Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP wrote a letter to Michael Carvajal, director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), urging the department to clear up confusion around their communications and media relations policies for people on … Read More

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FAMM releases 51 new state compassionate release memos

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases 51 new state compassionate release memos   WASHINGTON – FAMM has released 51 updated state compassionate release memos to educate stakeholders about prison early release policies and programs in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. As states grapple with rapidly aging prison populations and the ramifications of COVID-19 … Read More

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FAMM mourns the loss of esteemed Board Member and philanthropist Philip Harvey

Friday, December 3, 2021

Media contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM mourns the loss of esteemed Board Member and philanthropist Philip Harvey   WASHINGTON – FAMM Founder and Board Chair Julie Stewart and FAMM President Kevin Ring today released the following statements about the passing of philanthropist and cherished FAMM board member, Philip Harvey. FAMM Founder and Board Chair Julie Stewart: The … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Gov. Lee’s announcement of potential clemency for those serving drug-free school zone sentences

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM releases statement following Gov. Lee’s announcement of potential clemency for those serving drug-free school zone sentences   NASHVILLE – FAMM President Kevin released the following statement after the announcement that Governor Bill Lee would be reviewing the sentences of people sentenced under Tennessee’s old mandatory minimum law for drug-free school … Read More

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