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FAMM urges legislature to depopulate Pennsylvania’s prisons

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges legislature to depopulate Pennsylvania’s prisons HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the prison reprieve process. “Pennsylvania has the highest incarceration rate in the northeast, and with it, an obligation to reduce … Read More

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FAMM Praises the Introduction of the Emergency GRACE Act

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Praises the Introduction of the Emergency GRACE Act The bill would fast-track compassionate release grants during COVID-19 WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Emergency Grants of Release And Compassion Effectively Act of 2020 (Emergency GRACE Act) … Read More

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FAMM urges action for Pennsylvania’s prisons after infections skyrocket at SCI Huntingdon

Thursday, May 7, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges action for Pennsylvania’s prisons after infections skyrocket at SCI Huntingdon HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Director Celeste Trusty sent a letter today to Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of corrections John Wetzel calling for increased COVID-19 testing in prisons, maintaining safe staffing levels and the release … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual town hall with Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson and Keisha Hudson on Thursday, May 7

Thursday, April 30, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host virtual town hall with Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson and Keisha Hudson on Thursday, May 7 HARRISBURG – FAMM is hosting a virtual town hall via Zoom with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson of REFORM Alliance, and Keisha Hudson of The Justice … Read More

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FAMM calls for an investigation into the death of Andrea Circle Bear who died of COVID-19 in Federal Bureau of Prisons custody

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM calls for an investigation into the death of Andrea Circle Bear who died of COVID-19 in Federal Bureau of Prisons custody WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement in response to the death of Andrea Circle Bear, who died giving birth to her child … Read More

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Arizona’s prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Arizona’s prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill sent a letter today to Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry Director David Shinn calling for safe and targeted release of vulnerable and … Read More

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Florida prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Florida prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing TALLAHASSEE – FAMM Florida Director Greg Newburn sent a letter today to FDC Secretary Mark Inch calling for safe and targeted release of vulnerable and low-risk prisoners, increased COVID-19 testing in prisons, and safe staff-to-prisoner ratios in … Read More

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