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FAMM releases statement following verdict in trial of Ray J. Garcia

Thursday, December 8, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following verdict in trial of Ray J. Garcia WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after a jury rendered a verdict in the case of Ray J. Garcia, the former warden of Dublin Federal Correctional Institution: “We are happy to see another perpetrator of the … Read More

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Maria Goellner appointed to Governor-elect Josh Shapiro’s Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org Maria Goellner appointed to Governor-elect Josh Shapiro’s Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner has been named to Governor-elect Josh Shapiro’s Transition Advisory Committee on Public Safety, which covers sentencing and prison policies. Shapiro, in preparation for taking office in January, has built a transition team … Read More

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FAMM responds to DOJ working group report on sexual abuse committed by federal prison employees

Thursday, November 3, 2022

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM responds to DOJ working group report on sexual abuse committed by federal prison employees  Washington, D.C. – A Department of Justice (DOJ) working group has released a report with recommendations on how to address sexual abuse committed by Bureau of Prison (BOP) correctional officers and staff. One of the … Read More

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FAMM and PERL urge Tennessee Governor and Attorney General to appoint a special investigator in the Eliza Fletcher case

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM and PERL urge Tennessee Governor and Attorney General to appoint a special investigator in the Eliza Fletcher case NASHVILLE – FAMM and People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws (PERL) sent a letter today to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Attorney General Jonathan Skrmetti requesting that they appoint a special investigator to look at the various justice system failures that … Read More

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FAMM urges the full DC Council to vote on Revised Criminal Code Act

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM urges the full DC Council to vote on Revised Criminal Code Act WASHINGTON – The DC Council Committee of Judiciary and Public Safety voted in favor of the Revised Criminal Code Act, the first major revision of all of the city’s sentencing laws in well over a century. FAMM President Kevin Ring testified in favor … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual panel, “Guess Who’s Back: The Sentencing Commission’s Return & the 2022-2023 Amendment Cycle” on Oct. 2

Thursday, October 20, 2022

For media inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host virtual panel, “Guess Who’s Back: The Sentencing Commission’s Return & the 2022-2023 Amendment Cycle” on Oct. 2 WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel “Guess Who’s Back: The Sentencing Commission’s Return & the 2022-2023 Amendment Cycle” from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, October 24. After more than … Read More

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FAMM releases national poll results, compassionate release report cards for all 50 states and D.C.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases national poll results, compassionate release report cards for all 50 states and D.C. Despite strong public support, states fail to use compassionate release programs WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM has released a compassionate release report, including report cards for every state, grading compassionate release programs designed for incarcerated people struggling with certain … Read More

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FAMM releases statement after Gov. Newsom signs compassionate release bill 

Friday, September 30, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement after Gov. Newsom signs compassionate release bill  SACRAMENTO – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement after California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that would improve the state’s compassionate release process. The bill passed the Senate and Assembly in August. “This is a great step forward for … Read More

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FAMM’s Shaneva McReynolds testifies before Illinois Resentencing Task Force

Thursday, September 29, 2022

  For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM’s Shaneva McReynolds testifies before Illinois Resentencing Task Force SPRINGFIELD – Dr. Shaneva McReynolds, FAMM Consultant and Advocate, testified today before the Illinois Resentencing Task Force about the importance of providing second chance legislative mechanisms to safely reduce the state’s prison population. “Illinois needs to pass legislation to provide people with life and long sentences … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following introduction of bipartisan prison oversight bill

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following introduction of bipartisan prison oversight bill   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring hailed the introduction of a bipartisan bill – the Federal Prison Oversight Act – to establish independent oversight of the nation’s 122 federal prisons. The bill was sponsored in the Senate by Senators … Read More

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