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NACDL/FAMM State Clemency Project welcomes handful of clemency grants and expresses disappointment in four years of missed opportunities by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   NACDL/FAMM State Clemency Project welcomes handful of clemency grants and expresses disappointment in four years of missed opportunities by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo   WASHINGTON – Yesterday evening, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to ten individuals. Five of the grantees had their sentences commuted, and five were … Read More

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FAMM welcomes Matthew Charles as a policy associate

Friday, August 6, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM welcomes Matthew Charles as a policy associate   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced the hiring of Matthew Charles as a policy associate. “Matthew has traveled the country to share his incredible story and promote second chances, and as a staff member, he’ll use his knowledge of policy … Read More

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FAMM welcomes Emily Bloomenthal as Director of Research and Sheryl Eastman as Development Director

Monday, August 2, 2021

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM welcomes Emily Bloomenthal as Director of Research and Sheryl Eastman as Development Director   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced the hiring of Emily Bloomenthal as Director of Research and Sheryl Eastman as Development Director. “We are excited to have Emily and Sheryl joining our team,” said FAMM President Kevin … Read More

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James Cadogan, Executive Director, National Basketball Social Justice Coalition at NBA to join in-person press briefing on criminal justice reform Tuesday

Monday, July 26, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   James Cadogan, Executive Director, National Basketball Social Justice Coalition at NBA to join in-person press briefing on criminal justice reform Tuesday Rep. Jeffries, Rep. Armstrong, families and FAMM also scheduled to speak   WASHINGTON – James Cadogan, the Executive Director of National Basketball Social Justice Coalition at the NBA, will speak at … Read More

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Rep. Jeffries, Rep. Armstrong, Families and FAMM to Speak at In-Person Press Briefing on Criminal Justice Reform in 2021

Friday, July 23, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Rep. Jeffries, Rep. Armstrong, Families and FAMM to Speak at In-Person Press Briefing on Criminal Justice Reform in 2021 WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jeffries (D-NY), Rep. Armstrong (R-ND) and other congressional leaders, impacted individuals and families, leading justice reform advocacy groups, and other special guests will speak at an in-person press briefing … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on DOJ’s decision to drop Mack Appeal

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement on DOJ’s decision to drop Mack Appeal WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring hailed the U.S. Department of Justice’s decision to drop its appeal of the First Step Act release of Jesse Opher, Hassan Hawkins, and Rodney and Ronald Mack. “We are so happy for these guys,” Ring said. “They have … Read More

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FAMM statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the EQUAL Act

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM statement on the House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the EQUAL Act   WASHINGTON –  FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the EQUAL Act today.  The EQUAL Act would end the disparity in federal prison sentences for crack and powder cocaine-related crimes. … Read More

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Gwen Levi to serve as spokesperson for FAMM’s #KeepThemHome campaign

Friday, July 9, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Gwen Levi to serve as spokesperson for FAMM’s #KeepThemHome campaign   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Gwendolyn Levi has agreed to serve as a spokesperson for the group’s #KeepThemHome campaign, which is focused on securing clemency for the 4,000 people on federal home confinement. “Gwen’s story captured people’s attention … Read More

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FAMM welcomes Veda Ajamu as Justice Reform Fellow

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM welcomes Veda Ajamu as Justice Reform Fellow   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring announced today that Veda Ajamu will join the organization as a Justice Reform Fellow. “We are thrilled to welcome Veda in this role. She is a tenacious advocate,” Ring said. “She knows what it is like to fight … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following compassionate release ruling for Gwen Levi

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following compassionate release ruling for Gwen Levi   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after Gwendolyn Levi was granted compassionate release by United States District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow: “We are so happy for Gwen and her family,” Ring said. “Sending her back to prison … Read More

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