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FAMM to Premiere New Documentary, “District of Second Chances,” Dec. 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Monday, November 27, 2023

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, Nov. 27, 2023 FAMM to Premiere New Documentary, “District of Second Chances,” Dec. 7 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON  – FAMM, a leading criminal justice reform organization, is thrilled to announce the premiere of its latest documentary film, “District of Second Chances,” at the National Press Club … Read More

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FAMM applauds Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passage of clemency reform amendment

Monday, November 13, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM applauds Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee passage of clemency reform amendment HARRISBURG – Today FAMM thanked the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee for passing a bill to undo a 1990s tough-on-crime constitutional amendment by reforming the clemency process and urged House leadership to bring the bill to a floor vote. House Bill 1410, which … Read More

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FAMM supports Michigan Senate passage of bill improving prison ombudsman process

Monday, November 13, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM supports Michigan Senate passage of bill improving prison ombudsman process LANSING – FAMM’s Director of State Policy Maria Goellner thanked the Michigan Senate for passing a bill reforming how the office of the Legislative Corrections Ombudsman in Michigan operates and urged the Michigan House to also pass the bill. “Transparency and accountability are hallmarks of any … Read More

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FAMM releases comment as Sentencing Commission amendments go into effect

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases comment as Sentencing Commission amendments go into effect WASHINGTON – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement about the United States Sentencing Commission’s amendments expanding federal compassionate release grounds that take effect today. “We are very glad to welcome the Sentencing Commission’s thoughtful amendments to compassionate … Read More

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FAMM testifies at Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee hearing on clemency reform amendment

Monday, October 30, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM testifies at Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee hearing on clemency reform amendment HARRISBURG – FAMM Senior Policy Associate Bryan Widenhouse is testifying live today at the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee’s hearing about Speaker Joanna McClinton’s constitutional amendment to the clemency process. House Bill 1410 would return the Board of Pardons threshold for recommending commutation in life … Read More

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FAMM congratulates Molly Gill, Vice President of Policy on new role at Federal Bureau of Prisons

Friday, October 20, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM congratulates Molly Gill, Vice President of Policy on new role at Federal Bureau of Prisons Deputy Director of Policy Daniel Landsman to be promoted to Vice President WASHINGTON – FAMM today announced that Molly Gill will be leaving FAMM on October 25, to become an attorney advisor in the Office … Read More

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FAMM’s Deputy Director of Policy Maria Goellner to testify at Michigan Senate Oversight Committee hearing on changes to prison ombudsman process

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM’s Deputy Director of Policy Maria Goellner to testify at Michigan Senate Oversight Committee hearing on changes to prison ombudsman process LANSING – FAMM’s Deputy Director of Policy Maria Goellner will testify at the Michigan Senate Oversight Committee hearing on Wednesday in support of a bill that would make changes … Read More

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FAMM opposes Pennsylvania legislation creating new mandatory minimum sentence

Thursday, October 5, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM opposes Pennsylvania legislation creating new mandatory minimum sentence  HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty issued the following statement in response to the Pennsylvania Senate passing Tyler’s Law, a bill that creates a new 10-year mandatory minimum prison sentence if someone sells drugs containing fentanyl and the user overdoses. … Read More

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FAMM supports Pennsylvania Medical and Elderly Parole bill as it advances in the House

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM supports Pennsylvania Medical and Elderly Parole bill as it advances in the House HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement after the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted today to advance a Medical and Elderly Parole bill. “It’s unsustainable for Pennsylvania … Read More

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FAMM celebrates 200th tracked prison visit of #VisitAPrison Campaign

Tuesday, October 3, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM celebrates 200th tracked prison visit of #VisitAPrison Campaign WASHINGTON – As part of its ongoing #VisitAPrison campaign, FAMM has been tracking lawmakers across the United States who visit state and federal prisons, and celebrates its 200th visit since launching the campaign last year. “So many laws that affect prisons and … Read More

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