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FAMM praises Gov. Tom Wolf for signing commutations

Thursday, February 11, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises Gov. Tom Wolf for signing commutations  HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement after Gov. Tom Wolf signed commutations for a group of people who had been supported by the Board of Pardons. FAMM had urged Gov. Wolf to sign the commutations quickly … Read More

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FAMM releases statement after Virginia Senate passes bill eliminating mandatory minimums

Friday, February 5, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement after Virginia Senate passes bill eliminating mandatory minimums RICHMOND – FAMM Deputy Director of Policy Tinsae Gebriel released the following statement after the Virginia House and Senate each passed separate bills aimed at eliminating the state’s mandatory minimums: “This is a truly thrilling moment for Virginia,” Gebriel … Read More

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FAMM praises Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for including medical parole in budget proposal

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for including medical parole in budget proposal HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement following Governor Tom Wolf’s budget proposal, which included a provision for medical parole. “The tragic loss of nearly 100 of our incarcerated community members and … Read More

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FAMM urges Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to immediately sign commutations recommended to him by Board of Pardons

Monday, February 1, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to immediately sign commutations recommended to him by Board of Pardons   HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Celeste Trusty sent a letter today to Governor Tom Wolf urging him to sign the commutations recommended to him by the Board of Pardons. The letter … Read More

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FAMM Statement on DOJ’s Decision to Rescind the Sessions’ Memo

Friday, January 29, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Statement on DOJ’s Decision to Rescind the Sessions’ Memo WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that it was rescinding the charging memo issued by former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: We are pleased to see the administration … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Virginia House Courts of Justice Committee vote on mandatory minimums

Friday, January 29, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Virginia House Courts of Justice Committee vote on mandatory minimums RICHMOND – FAMM Deputy Director of Policy Tinsae Gebriel released the following statement after the Virginia House Courts of Justice Committee voted to refer the bill to the House Committee on Appropriations: “While we’re pleased to see the House … Read More

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FAMM and Prison Fellowship Launch #EndTheDisparity Campaign

Thursday, January 28, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM and Prison Fellowship Launch #EndTheDisparity Campaign Campaign calls for the federal elimination of the crack vs powder sentencing disparity WASHINGTON – FAMM and Prison Fellowship have teamed up to launch the #EndTheDisparity Campaign to urge Congress to eliminate the disparity between crack and powder cocaine-related sentences. Both organizations are circulating … Read More

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FAMM Statement on President Trump’s pardons and commutations today

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   FAMM Statement on President Trump’s pardons and commutations today The advocacy group is happy for all the beneficiaries, but hopes for a fairer clemency process in the future WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement on President Trump’s pardons and commutations: We’re always happy to see presidents and … Read More

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FAMM praises introduction of independent prison oversight bill in Arizona

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises introduction of independent prison oversight bill in Arizona PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement following Rep. Walt Blackman’s introduction of a bill to create an independent ombudsman for the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry: “Arizona taxpayers spend $1.3 billion each … Read More

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FAMM Statement on the Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for U.S. Attorney General

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Statement on the Nomination of Judge Merrick Garland for U.S. Attorney General The advocacy group hopes Garland will fulfill President-elect Biden’s criminal justice related promises WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement on President-elect Biden’s nomination of Judge Merrick Garland as the next U.S. Attorney General: We congratulate … Read More

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