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Kevin Ring in USA Today: “I once wrote mandatory minimum laws. After ties to Abramoff landed me in prison, I know they must end.”

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Kevin Ring in USA Today: “I once wrote mandatory minimum laws. After ties to Abramoff landed me in prison, I know they must end. WASHINGTON – In case you missed it, USA Today published an article by FAMM President Kevin Ring, with the headline: “I once wrote … Read More

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FAMM organizes families nationwide to host Watch Parties of HBO’s “The Sentence”

Monday, October 15, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM ORGANIZES FAMILIES NATIONWIDE TO HOST WATCH PARTIES OF AWARD-WINNING HBO DOCUMENTARY “THE SENTENCE” Families of prisoners now have a tool to show what they endure. WASHINGTON – The criminal justice reform advocacy group FAMM has organized affected families, former prisoners, other advocates, and law students … Read More

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FAMM launches groundbreaking campaign to organize families of the incarcerated in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING CAMPAIGN TO ORGANIZE FAMILIES OF THE INCARCERATED IN PENNSYLVANIA National advocacy group makes key hires in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh to build grassroots momentum for criminal justice reform WASHINGTON – FAMM, a national criminal justice reform organization, today announced it has hired two state-based organizers who will anchor the group’s … Read More

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FAMM Announces Advance Screenings Of The Award-Winning HBO Documentary Film ‘The Sentence’

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM ANNOUNCES ADVANCE SCREENINGS OF THE AWARD-WINNING HBO DOCUMENTARY FILM ‘THE SENTENCE’ FAMM President Kevin Ring to moderate panel discussion with film director Rudy Valdez at NYC screening Thursday WASHINGTON – Criminal justice reform advocate FAMM today announced it is hosting and participating in advance screenings of “The Sentence,” an award-winning new documentary … Read More

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FAMM Calls for Sentencing Reform After New Report Documents Arizona’s Prison Growth

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   FAMM Calls for Sentencing Reform After New Report Documents Arizona’s Prison Growth WASHINGTON —​​​​​​​ Today, a new report was released that details how Arizona has come to have the fourth-highest incarceration rate in the country. The group FWD.us published the report, “Arizona’s Imprisonment Problem: The High Price of Prison Growth.” Using … Read More

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FAMM Endorses Florida Constitutional Amendments 11 and 4

Friday, September 14, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Endorses Florida Constitutional Amendments 11 and 4 Tallahassee – FAMM today endorsed two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot in Florida, Amendment 11 and Amendment 4. Amendment 11 would allow the legislature to make sentencing reforms retroactive, while Amendment 4 would restore voting rights to most felons who have … Read More

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FAMM Supports “Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Inmates” Act

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Supports “Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Inmates” Act WASHINGTON – FAMM supports the “Protecting the Health and Wellness of Babies and Pregnant Inmates” Act, introduced today by Reps. Karen Bass (D-CA), Mia Love (R-UT), and Katherine Clark (D-MA). The bill, if passed, would severely limit … Read More

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FAMM Opposes Rushed Crime of Violence Bill H.R. 6691

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   FAMM Opposes Rushed Crime of Violence Bill H.R. 6691 WASHINGTON – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill responded to the rushed scheduled vote in the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 6691, the “Community Safety and Security Act of 2018.” The bill was introduced on August 31 and … Read More

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FAMM Statement on U.S. Sentencing Commission Decision Not to Launch Crucial Studies

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Statement on U.S. Sentencing Commission Decision Not to Launch Crucial Studies WASHINGTON – FAMM is highly disappointed that the U.S. Sentencing Commission declined to include two studies of great importance to federal prisoners and their families in its list of priorities for 2019. One of the studies would have … Read More

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FAMM Briefing on Sentencing Reform Provisions to the FIRST STEP Act

Monday, August 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Briefing on Sentencing Reform Provisions to the FIRST STEP Act WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, August 22, FAMM will host a briefing with former federal prosecutors, sentencing law experts, and directly impacted advocates on how Congress can add meaningful sentencing reform provisions to the FIRST STEP Act. Event:     Threading the Needle … Read More

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