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FAMM applauds bipartisan introduction of REAL Act

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS BIPARTISAN INTRODUCTION OF REAL ACT The bill would restore Pell Grant eligibility to students in state and federal prisons. WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the REAL Act, a federal bill that would restore Pell Grant eligibility to students in … Read More

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Trump State of the Union guest Matthew Charles to urge North Carolina legislature to enact sentencing reform

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org TRUMP STATE OF THE UNION GUEST MATTHEW CHARLES TO URGE NORTH CAROLINA LEGISLATURE TO ENACT SENTENCING REFORM RALEIGH, NC – Criminal justice reform advocates and Matthew Charles, President Donald Trump’s 2019 State of the Union guest, will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 16, at 10:00 a.m. in the North Carolina General … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Introduction of New Pennsylvania Probation Reform Bill

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Applauds Introduction of New Pennsylvania Probation Reform Bill Harrisburg, PA – Today, FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to Pennsylvania Rep. Jordan Harris’ introduction of a new probation reform bill in the Keystone State: At FAMM, we hear too many stories of … Read More

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FAMM Statement in Support of SB 1656

Monday, April 1, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Statement in Support of SB 1656 The bill permits lawmakers to make changes to sentencing laws retroactive. TALLAHASSEE, FL – FAMM Director of State Policy Greg Newburn issued the following statement today in support of SB 1656, a bill that will allow lawmakers to make changes to sentencing laws retroactive: For nearly … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Introduction of “North Carolina First Step Act”

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Applauds Introduction of “North Carolina First Step Act” RALEIGH, NC – Today FAMM praises Sen. Bob Steinburg (R-District 1), Sen. Warren Daniel (R-District 46), and Sen. Danny Earl Britt (R- District 13) for introducing the North Carolina First Step Act (SB 404). The bill would allow judges to depart from mandatory minimum … Read More

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Matthew Charles, bipartisan groups urge Missouri legislature to pass sentencing reform

Monday, March 25, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org MATTHEW CHARLES, BIPARTISAN GROUPS URGE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE TO PASS SENTENCING REFORM JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today, criminal justice reform advocates and Matthew Charles, the first beneficiary of the First Step Act, urged lawmakers at the Missouri State Capitol to pass meaningful sentencing reform this year. Charles served 21 years in federal prison for … Read More

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Trump State of the Union Guest Matthew Charles and Advocates Will Host Press Conference at Missouri State Capitol to Urge the Passage of Sentencing Reform

Friday, March 22, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Trump State of the Union Guest Matthew Charles and Advocates Will Host Press Conference at Missouri State Capitol to Urge the Passage of Sentencing Reform JEFFERSON CITY – Criminal justice reform advocates and Matthew Charles, President Donald Trump’s State of the Union guest, will hold a press conference on Monday, March 25 … Read More

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FAMM Urges Congress to Fix Good Time Mistake Made in the First Step Act

Monday, March 18, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Urges Congress to Fix Good Time Mistake Made in the First Step Act Drafting error causes delays in the implementation of Good Time provision of the bipartisan criminal justice reform bill WASHINGTON – FAMM today called on Congress to correct a drafting error in the First Step Act, which has resulted … Read More

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FAMM, Education Trust to Discuss Second Chances Through the Restoration of Pell Grant Eligibility to Prisoners

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The organizations will host an afternoon briefing on Capitol Hill on March 20. Washington – FAMM and Education Trust will bring together corrections and education experts as well as former prisoners to discuss the need to reverse the Pell Grant ban and bring college funding and education back into our prisons. The briefing, “Second Chances for … Read More

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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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