Press Releases - FAMM

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FAMM to host virtual panel, Pardon Me: Clemency 101, Sen. Sharif Street, Philadelphia Councilmember Cindy Bass and Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Secretary Celeste Trusty

Thursday, March 17, 2022

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM to host virtual panel, Pardon Me: Clemency 101, Sen. Sharif Street, Philadelphia Councilmember Cindy Bass and Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Secretary Celeste Trusty   PHILADELPHIA – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel on clemency, Pardon Me: Clemency 101 in Pennsylvania on Wednesday, March 23 from noon–1:30 p.m. “After decades of clemency being effectively dormant in Pennsylvania, grants … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on new guidance memo on compassionate release waivers from Department of Justice

Thursday, March 10, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on new guidance memo on compassionate release waivers from Department of Justice    WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after news broke that the Department of Justice would be issuing new guidance putting an end to a requirement in some jurisdictions that defendants who plead … Read More

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FAMM recommends clemency process reforms in letter to Governor Wolf and other officials

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM recommends clemency process reforms in letter to Governor Wolf and other officials   HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner sent a letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman and Board of Pardons Secretary K. Celeste Trusty today with twelve recommendations and improvements to Pennsylvania’s clemency process. “Pennsylvania has made great strides … Read More

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FAMM and National Basketball Social Justice Coalition to lobby Congress to pass EQUAL Act

Thursday, February 24, 2022

For media inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM and National Basketball Social Justice Coalition to lobby Congress to pass EQUAL Act   WASHINGTON – FAMM and the National Basketball Social Justice Coalition are launching efforts next week to lobby Congress to pass the EQUAL Act, which passed the House in September by an overwhelming, bipartisan vote. … Read More

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FAMM General Counsel Mary Price to testify in front of Oregon’s Senate Judiciary Committee

Monday, February 7, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM General Counsel Mary Price to testify in front of Oregon’s Senate Judiciary Committee   SALEM – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price will testify in front of Oregon’s Senate Judiciary Committee in favor of legislation to improve compassionate medical release on Tuesday, February 8. “Oregon’s early medical release program has failed … Read More

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FAMM to premiere short film, Second Chance Sisterhood, with panel discussion on February 9

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM to premiere short film, Second Chance Sisterhood, with panel discussion on February 9  RICHMOND – Join FAMM for the Facebook premiere of the short film Second Chance Sisterhood on Wednesday, February 9 at 7 pm. It will be streamed via FAMM’s Facebook page. It tells the inspirational story of Sincere Allah and The Sistas in Prison Reform and their extraordinary journey from prison to freedom, … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual panel, Pardon Me: Understanding Pennsylvania’s Commutation and Pardon Process, with PA Secretary of Pardons Celeste Trusty

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org   FAMM to host virtual panel, Pardon Me: Understanding Pennsylvania’s Commutation and Pardon Process, with PA Secretary of Pardons Celeste Trusty   HARRISBURG – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel via Zoom with the new Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Secretary Celeste Trusty on Tuesday, February 8 from noon–1 pm. Register for … Read More

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Rajiv Srinivasan Joins FAMM Board of Directors

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Rajiv Srinivasan Joins FAMM Board of Directors   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Rajiv Srinivasan, Global Clients Director for LinkedIn, will join the organization’s board of directors. “We’re very excited to welcome Rajiv to the board. Almost two years ago, Rajiv reached out to me and … Read More

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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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