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FAMM applauds Pa. Senate for passage of Justice Reinvestment bills

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS PA SENATE FOR PASSAGE OF JUSTICE REINVESTMENT BILLS HARRISBURG, Pa. – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to yesterday’s unanimous passage of Justice Reinvestment II bills (SB 500, SB 501, and SB 502) in the Pennsylvania Senate: FAMM applauds the Pennsylvania Senate … Read More

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FAMM Cheers Arizona Passage of Repetitive Offender Sentencing Reform Bill

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Cheers Arizona Passage of Repetitive Offender Sentencing Reform Bill The bill now goes to Gov. Doug Ducey for signature and enactment into law. PHOENIX, AZ – In the last hours of its session on Memorial Day, May 27, the Arizona legislature passed SB 1334, a bill that makes a small but … Read More

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FAMM Calls for Federal Investigation of Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman

Friday, May 24, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Calls for Federal Investigation of Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman The national criminal justice org says extremely unsafe conditions, violence, weapons, and understaffing at the maximum security prison may violate the Constitution. PARCHMAN, Miss. – Today, FAMM sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division urging an … Read More

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FAMM praises Missouri legislature for passing sentencing reform

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org    FAMM PRAISES MISSOURI LEGISLATURE FOR PASSING SENTENCING REFORM JEFFERSON CITY, MO – In a last-minute push to pass sentencing reform, the Missouri House of Representatives passed HB 192 on Monday by a vote of 138-11, sending the bill to Governor Mike Parson for signature and enactment into law. HB 192, sponsored … Read More

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FAMM responds to Allegheny County District Attorney’s failure to attend criminal justice forum

Monday, May 13, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM RESPONDS TO ALLEGHENY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S FAILURE TO ATTEND CRIMINAL JUSTICE FORUM ALLEGHENY COUNTY, PA – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to District Attorney Zappala’s failure to attend the 2019 Allegheny County District Attorney’s Candidate Forum on May 8th and the comments … Read More

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FAMM disappointed in legislature’s failure to pass meaningful sentencing reform

Friday, May 3, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM DISAPPOINTED IN LEGISLATURE’S FAILURE TO PASS MEANINGFUL SENTENCING REFORM TALLAHASSEE – FAMM State Policy Director Greg Newburn released the following statement in response to the Florida legislature’s failure to pass sentencing reform legislation: Along with tens of thousands of heartbroken families who believed the legislature would finally tackle meaningful sentencing reform this year, … Read More

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FAMM supports new Pennsylvania life without parole reform bills

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM SUPPORTS NEW PENNSYLVANIA LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE REFORM BILLS WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to the introduction of two life without parole sentencing reform bills by Sen. Sharif Street (D-3) and Rep. Jason Dawkins (D-179) in the Pennsylvania General Assembly: Pennsylvania … Read More

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FAMM disappointed in the changes to Texas heat bill

Monday, April 29, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM DISAPPOINTED IN THE CHANGES TO TEXAS HEAT BILL Instead of providing relief to prisoners during extremely hot summers, the bill calls for a two-year study and report on the cost of providing air conditioning in prisons. AUSTIN, TEXAS — FAMM today expressed disappointment in the Texas House Committee on Corrections for … Read More

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FAMM applauds introduction of North Carolina Next Step Act

Friday, April 26, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org  FAMM APPLAUDS INTRODUCTION OF NORTH CAROLINA NEXT STEP ACT The bill includes prison reforms that would strengthen families and reduce recidivism. RALEIGH, NC – FAMM applauds the introduction of the North Carolina Next Step Act, HB 988, by Reps. Holly Grange (R-20), Rena Turner (R-84), and Jon Hardister (R-59). The bill complements … Read More

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Sentencing reform in North Carolina pushed by advocates, Trump State of the Union guest Matthew Charles

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org SENTENCING REFORM IN NORTH CAROLINA PUSHED BY ADVOCATES, TRUMP STATE OF THE UNION GUEST MATTHEW CHARLES RALEIGH, NC – Criminal justice reform advocates and Matthew Charles, President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union guest, held a press conference at the North Carolina State Capitol today to urge the passage of the … Read More

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