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FAMM Celebrates Enactment of the First Step Act

Friday, December 21, 2018

Contact Rabiah Burks, 202.822.6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Celebrates Enactment of the First Step Act The criminal justice organization says the bill will provide much-needed relief for families.  WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring commended President Donald Trump for signing the First Step Act into law today: “Today is a day to celebrate. We are so happy … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   FAMM Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act The criminal justice organization says family advocates paved the way for reform. WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the First Step Act (S. 3747) by a vote of … Read More

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FAMM Launches #MyMailMatters Campaign in Pennsylvania

Friday, December 14, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Launches #MyMailMatters Campaign in Pennsylvania The criminal justice group is organizing families to fight for the rights of prisoners to receive real mail. PHILADELPHIA – The national criminal justice reform group FAMM is fighting to ensure that prisoners in Pennsylvania are able to receive original, hand-written letters, photographs, and greeting cards … Read More

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FAMM President Credits Families as First Step Heads to Senate Floor

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM President Credits Families as First Step Heads to Senate Floor WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’s announcement that the U.S. Senate would debate and vote on the FIRST STEP Act later this week or early next week: This … Read More

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FAMM Statement on the Nomination of William Barr for U.S. Attorney General

Friday, December 7, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Statement on the Nomination of William Barr for U.S. Attorney General The criminal justice group raises concerns about the former Attorney General’s commitment to reform.  WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement on President Trump’s nomination of William Barr as the next U.S. Attorney General: Personnel is policy. … Read More

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FAMM Praises FWD.us Report on Impact of Incarceration on Family

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Praises FWD.us Report on Impact of Incarceration on Family The report finds that approximately 113 million people have a loved one who has been incarcerated  Washington – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement in response to the findings of the first-of-its-kind FWD.us report on the impact of incarceration on … Read More

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FAMM Statement on Findings of NC Task Force on Sentencing Reforms for Opioid Convictions

Monday, December 3, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Statement on Findings of North Carolina’s Task Force on Sentencing Reforms for Opioid Convictions The criminal justice reform group calls for the reform of NC mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws in 2019 WASHINGTON – FAMM’s Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to the release of … Read More

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FAMM celebrates continued drop in Florida’s crime rate

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Celebrates Continued Drop in Florida’s Crime Rate Firearm aggravated assaults fell 5.1% in the first half of 2018 Tallahassee, Fla. – FAMM today celebrated the release of the Florida Police Department of Law Enforcement’s preliminary data that show a continued drop in Florida’s crime rate for the first half of … Read More

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FAMM Partnering With Florida Cares on Criminal Justice Reform

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Partnering With Florida Cares on Criminal Justice Reform The organizations will work together to help families in Florida become advocates for sentencing and prison reform. WASHINGTON – FAMM announced today a partnership with Florida Cares to engage more families with incarcerated loved ones in Florida to become advocates for sentencing and … Read More

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FAMM to Sen. McConnell: Keep Your Word

Friday, November 16, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM to Sen. McConnell: Keep Your Word WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement today: Sen. McConnell should keep his word. On October 10, Sen. Mitch McConnell told reporters, “Criminal justice has been much discussed. What we’ll do after the election is take a whip count and if there … Read More

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