Press Releases

Everywhere and Nowhere: Compassionate Release in the States

New State-by-State Report Reveals Compassionate Release Programs Are Rarely Used

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 New State-by-State Report Reveals Compassionate Release Programs Are Rarely Used   WASHINGTON – FAMM today released “Everywhere and Nowhere: Compassionate Release in the States,” a comprehensive, state-by-state report on the early-release programs available to prisoners struggling with certain extraordinary circumstances, such as a terminal or age-related illness. The report takes … Read More

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FAMM to Discuss New State-by-State Report on Pennsylvania’s Early Prison Release Programs

Friday, June 22, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM to Discuss New State-by-State Report on Pennsylvania’s Early Prison Release Programs HARRISBURG – A panel of experts will discuss Pennsylvania’s early release programs for sick, dying, and aging prisoners on June 27, 2018, in Harrisburg. The program, “The Case for Compassionate Release: How Releasing Sick and Elderly Prisoners Makes … Read More

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Advocates Urge Arizona Speaker Mesnard to Reinstate the Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Advocates Urge Arizona Speaker Mesnard to Reinstate the Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform   Phoenix – Today, a bipartisan group of criminal justice reform organizations sent a letter to Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives J.D. Mesnard, urging him to reinstate the Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform … Read More

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FAMM Congratulates Maryland Juvenile Lifer Parole Representation Project

Friday, June 15, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks lprunes@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Congratulates Maryland Juvenile Lifer Parole Representation Project Ocean City, MD – Tomorrow, the Maryland State Bar Association will honor the Maryland Juvenile Lifer Parole Representation Project (MJLPRP) with the Herbert S. Garten Special Project Award. The award is given to organizations and individuals who have made a significant contribution … Read More

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Formerly incarcerated reform advocates urge the Senate to act on justice reform

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Contact: Lani Prunes lprunes@famm.org 202-822-6700 Formerly Incarcerated Reform Advocates Urge the U.S. Senate to Act on Justice Reform WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, 40 formerly incarcerated criminal justice reform advocates, who collectively served 352 years in prison, signed a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate urging them to pass federal criminal justice reform before the … Read More

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FAMM Praises the U.S. House of Representatives for Passing the FIRST STEP Act

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Praises the U.S. House of Representatives for Passing the FIRST STEP Act Washington, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the FIRST STEP Act, H.R. 5682, sponsored by Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The bill was approved by a vote … Read More

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FAMM Supports FIRST STEP Act

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Supports FIRST STEP Act Washington, DC – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill responded to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the FIRST STEP Act sponsored by Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). “We support the FIRST STEP Act because it contains a number of critical … Read More

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FAMM Statement on Florida Department of Corrections Budget Shortfall

Monday, May 7, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Statement on Florida Department of Corrections Budget Shortfall Tallahassee – FAMM Director of State Policy Greg Newburn issued the following statement on proposed budget cuts to transitional housing, drug-treatment programs, and reentry services to make up for a nearly $30 million Department of Corrections budget deficit: “For years FAMM … Read More

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FAMM Praises Missouri House for Unanimously Passing Smart Sentencing Reform Legislation

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Praises Missouri House for Unanimously Passing Smart Sentencing Reform Legislation JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today the Missouri House unanimously passed HB 1739 by a vote of 148-0. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage), would allow judges to depart from mandatory prison terms and statutory minimum sentences in … Read More

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FAMM Statement on President Trump’s Opioid Plan

Friday, April 27, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Statement on President Trump’s Opioid Plan WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement about reports that President Trump will today announce plans to seek the death penalty in cases in which people have died from a drug overdose. His plan also reportedly calls for reducing the quantity of drugs … Read More

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