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FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price to testify before Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee about medical and geriatric parole

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price to testify before Maryland Senate Judiciary Committee about medical and geriatric parole ANNAPOLIS – FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price will testify before Maryland’s Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of Senate Bill 98, legislation to improve medical and geriatric parole programs on Wednesday, February 8. “Maryland’s medical … Read More

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Coalition of law enforcement, justice reform, and civil rights organizations urge Congress to pass the EQUAL Act

Thursday, January 26, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Coalition of law enforcement, justice reform, and civil rights organizations urge Congress to pass the EQUAL Act WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM along with 20 additional organizations sent a letter to Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham (the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, respectively) urging them to … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs plan to introduce independent prison oversight

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs plan to introduce independent prison oversight PHOENIX – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs introduced a plan for independent prison oversight in the state. “We applaud Governor Hobbs for taking this important step to … Read More

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FAMM endorses Illinois Resentencing Task Force report’s recommendations

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM endorses Illinois Resentencing Task Force report’s recommendations SPRINGFIELD – Dr. Shaneva McReynolds, FAMM Illinois State Consultant and Advocate, today expressed support for the sixteen recommendations issued by the Illinois Resentencing Task Force (RTF) final report. In an attempt to safely reduce the overpopulated Illinois prison system House Bill 3587 became law in July 2021. It created the … Read More

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FAMM welcomes Celeste Trusty as Pennsylvania State Director

Friday, January 20, 2023

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM welcomes Celeste Trusty as Pennsylvania State Director WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Celeste Trusty has been hired to serve as the Pennsylvania State Director and Maria Goellner has been promoted to the position of FAMM’s Deputy Director of Policy. Trusty returns to a position she held before serving as Secretary … Read More

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FAMM releases statement after U.S. Sentencing Commission proposes amendments to federal sentencing guidelines

Thursday, January 12, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement after U.S. Sentencing Commission proposes amendments to federal sentencing guidelines WASHINGTON – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement after the U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) met today to announce proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. The amendments would touch several areas in the guidelines, including … Read More

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Matthew Charles responds to Governor Bill Lee’s clemency grants to those sentenced under the old Drug-Free Zone law

Thursday, December 22, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org Matthew Charles responds to Governor Bill Lee’s clemency grants to those sentenced under the old Drug-Free Zone law NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee today granted clemency to 30 individuals sentenced under the Drug-Free Zone sentencing reform law that was passed by the state legislature earlier this year. “We are grateful to Governor Lee for … Read More

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John Wetzel, former Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections, joins FAMM Board of Directors

Thursday, December 22, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org John Wetzel, former Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections, joins FAMM Board of Directors WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that John Wetzel, the former Pennsylvania Secretary of Corrections, will join the organization’s board of directors. “We are thrilled to welcome John to our board,” said Ring. “He is a nationally … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on EQUAL Act not being included in the omnibus appropriations bill

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on EQUAL Act not being included in the omnibus appropriations bill WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the Senate failed to include the EQUAL Act in the omnibus appropriations bill, killing this significant opportunity to right this historic wrong: This is shameful. Congress heard … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on new prosecutorial charging guidance memos from the Department of Justice 

Friday, December 16, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on new prosecutorial charging guidance memos from the Department of Justice  WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to Attorney General Garland’s issuance of two memos, which provide guidance to federal prosecutors when charging criminal cases: “This is good news,” Ring said. “Any move to limit … Read More

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