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FAMM releases report on need for second chances in Pennsylvania’s prisons

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Media contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM releases report on need for second chances in Pennsylvania’s prisons “Time for Justice: The Urgent Need for Second Chances in Pennsylvania’s Sentencing System” highlights high costs and low value of Pennsylvania’s long prison sentences   HARRISBURG – As part of FAMM’s ongoing efforts to support second chances in Pennsylvania, … Read More

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FAMM urges Attorney General Garland to clear up confusion around OLC Memo on CARES Act Home Confinement

Friday, November 12, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM urges Attorney General Garland to clear up confusion around OLC Memo on CARES Act Home Confinement WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter urging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to clear up confusion around the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memo on CARES Act home confinement. “After months of … Read More

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FAMM to release report, host panel on second chances in Pennsylvania

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM to release report, host panel on second chances in Pennsylvania “Time for Justice: The Urgent Need for Second Chances in Pennsylvania’s Sentencing System” highlights high costs and low value of Pennsylvania’s long prison sentences   HARRISBURG – As part of FAMM’s ongoing efforts to support second chances in Pennsylvania, it will be … Read More

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FAMM President Kevin Ring to testify at D.C. Council Hearing on Revised Criminal Code Act of 2021

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM President Kevin Ring to testify at D.C. Council Hearing on Revised Criminal Code Act of 2021   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring will give testimony at the D.C. Council’s Thursday hearing on the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2021 on Thursday. “There is not a jurisdiction in this country that wouldn’t … Read More

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FAMM welcomes Shanna Rifkin as Deputy General Counsel and Shaneva D. McReynolds as a consultant

Monday, November 1, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM welcomes Shanna Rifkin as Deputy General Counsel and Shaneva D. McReynolds as a consultant SPRINGFIELD – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced the hiring of Shanna Rifkin as Deputy General Counsel and Shaneva D. McReynolds as a consultant. “We are glad to have Shanna and Shaneva joining our … Read More

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FAMM’s virtual briefing on home confinement available to stream

Friday, October 1, 2021

Media Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM’s virtual briefing on home confinement available to stream Short panels discuss employment, family life and the struggles of serving uncertain home confinement terms   WASHINGTON – FAMM’s virtual briefing discussing the ongoing issues surrounding those released to home confinement during the pandemic is now available on FAMM’s YouTube channel. … Read More

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FAMM statement on the House passage of the EQUAL Act

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM statement on the House passage of the EQUAL Act   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the House of Representatives passage of the EQUAL Act today. The EQUAL Act would end the disparity in federal prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine-related crimes. “After the … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following law enforcement letter advocating clemency for those on home confinement

Friday, September 24, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM releases statement following law enforcement letter advocating clemency for those on home confinement   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after 75 current former prosecutors and police officers sent a letter to President Biden urging him to grant clemency to those serving on home confinement pursuant to … Read More

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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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