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Advocates Challenge Lawmakers to “Beat the Heat” in Hot Prison Cell Simulation at the Austin Capitol

Thursday, March 7, 2019

presspre Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Advocates Challenge Lawmakers to “Beat the Heat” in Hot Prison Cell Simulation at the Austin Capitol TPAA will launch interactive exhibit that mimics the extreme heat conditions experienced by Texas prisoners. AUSTIN – Texas Prisons Air-Conditioning Advocates (TPPA), with the support of the national criminal justice reform group FAMM, is hosting a “Beat … Read More

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FAMM to BOP: Implement key prison reforms now

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM to BOP: Implement Key Prison Reforms Now WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today sent a letter to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons Hugh Hurwitz, urging them to fully implement key provisions of the First Step Act. Ring also released the following … Read More

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FAMM Criticizes Arizona Judiciary Committee for Failure to Advance Sentencing Reforms

Monday, February 25, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Criticizes Arizona Judiciary Committee for Failure to Advance Sentencing Reforms PHOENIX, AZ – Today two important sentencing reform bills died in the Arizona Legislature because they were not advanced by the Arizona House Judiciary Committee. Bills that have not been approved by committee as of today will not receive further consideration … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Missouri House Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Bills

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Applauds Missouri House Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Bills   Jefferson City, MO –FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement applauding the Missouri House of Representatives for passing a sentencing reform bill, HB 113, introduced by Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage): “We applaud the House for setting … Read More

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Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Applaud Representative Byron Donalds for Filing HB 705, the Florida First Step Act

Monday, February 11, 2019

Contact Sarah Bascom, 850.294.6636, sarah@bascomllc.com Lyndsey Brzozowski, 850.524.5006, lyndsey@bascomllc.com   Coalition of Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Applaud Representative Byron Donalds for Filing HB 705, the Florida First Step Act Right on Crime, FAMM, Americans for Prosperity-Florida & JMI Praise Action Tallahassee, Fla. – A coalition of criminal justice reform advocates, including Right on Crime, FAMM, … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Missouri House Special Committee on Criminal Justice for Passing Reform Legislation

Thursday, February 7, 2019

February 7, 2019 Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today the Missouri House Special Committee on Criminal Justice passed two important criminal justice reform bills, HB 113 and HB 352. HB 113, sponsored by Rep. Cody Smith (R – Carthage), would grant judges flexibility to depart from the statutory minimum sentence or … Read More

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FAMM President’s Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org New FAMM Fellow attended as guest of the president; speech highlighted the First Step Act. Washington — FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union address: “We are glad that President Trump highlighted the overwhelming bipartisan … Read More

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FAMM Urges House Judiciary Committee to Investigate BOP Extreme Weather Preparedness

Monday, February 4, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Federal prisoners at Metropolitan Detention Center in NYC were left without heat as temperatures fell well below freezing   WASHINGTON – Today FAMM President Kevin Ring urged Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) to investigate the recent power and heat outages at the … Read More

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Reform Groups Applaud “Florida First Step Act”

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Contact: Chelsea Murphy, 954-557-0016, cmurphy@rightoncrime.com; Greg Newburn, 352.682.2542, gnewburn@famm.org Reform Groups Applaud “Florida First Step Act” Tallahassee, Fla.– A coalition of national and Florida-based organizations today applauded Senator Jeff Brandes (R, St. Petersburg) for filing the “Florida First Step Act.” Americans for Prosperity, Right on Crime, FAMM, the James Madison Institute, the American Conservative Union … Read More

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FAMM discourages White House from re-nominating William Otis to the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM DISCOURAGES WHITE HOUSE FROM RE-NOMINATING WILLIAM OTIS TO THE U.S. SENTENCING COMMISSION WASHINGTON – FAMM sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump discouraging the re-nomination of William Otis to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the administrative body that writes and updates the federal sentencing guidelines used to sentence more than 70,000 people each year … Read More

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