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The Vanishing Trial: FAMM, NACDL launch documentary about the trial penalty

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org The Vanishing Trial: FAMM, NACDL launch documentary about the trial penalty Vanita Gupta, Brittany Barnett, Clark Neily, and Norman Reimer to participate in panel discussion about the film WASHINGTON – FAMM and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) are hosting a virtual screening and panel discussion … Read More

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FAMM Statement on Racism in America’s Justice System

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Statement on Racism in America’s Justice System WASHINGTON – FAMM released the following statement in response to the killing of George Floyd and the resulting protests against racism in America’s justice system: As a leading criminal justice reform organization, FAMM recognizes that our advocacy must more explicitly … Read More

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FAMM, Florida Cares send criminal justice questionnaire to all Florida legislative candidates

Monday, June 1, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, Florida Cares send criminal justice questionnaire to all Florida legislative candidates TALLAHASSEE – FAMM and Florida Cares are teaming up to ask candidates running for the Florida Legislature a series of questions aimed at discerning where the candidates stand on 12 proposed criminal justice reforms covering a … Read More

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FAMM urges legislature to depopulate Pennsylvania’s prisons

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges legislature to depopulate Pennsylvania’s prisons HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Director Celeste Trusty released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the prison reprieve process. “Pennsylvania has the highest incarceration rate in the northeast, and with it, an obligation to reduce … Read More

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FAMM Praises the Introduction of the Emergency GRACE Act

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Praises the Introduction of the Emergency GRACE Act The bill would fast-track compassionate release grants during COVID-19 WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Emergency Grants of Release And Compassion Effectively Act of 2020 (Emergency GRACE Act) … Read More

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FAMM urges action for Pennsylvania’s prisons after infections skyrocket at SCI Huntingdon

Thursday, May 7, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges action for Pennsylvania’s prisons after infections skyrocket at SCI Huntingdon HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Director Celeste Trusty sent a letter today to Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of corrections John Wetzel calling for increased COVID-19 testing in prisons, maintaining safe staffing levels and the release … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual town hall with Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson and Keisha Hudson on Thursday, May 7

Thursday, April 30, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host virtual town hall with Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson and Keisha Hudson on Thursday, May 7 HARRISBURG – FAMM is hosting a virtual town hall via Zoom with Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, Jessica Jackson of REFORM Alliance, and Keisha Hudson of The Justice … Read More

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