Press Releases - FAMM

Press Releases

FAMM releases statement following Arizona House vote on earned release credits bill

Monday, June 28, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Arizona House vote on earned release credits bill   PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement after the Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow people in prison for drug and nonviolent offenses to earn up to 50 … Read More

Read More

Bipartisan organizations call on President Biden to immediately prevent thousands on home confinement from being sent back to federal prison

Monday, June 28, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, rburks@famm.org Brandon Cox, bcox@aclu.org Jon Reinish, jreinish@mercuryllc.com   Bipartisan organizations call on President Biden to immediately prevent thousands on home confinement from being sent back to federal prison WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM, the ACLU, and the Justice Action Network (JAN) called on President Biden to use his clemency authority to prevent approximately 4,000 people … Read More

Read More

Maria Goellner hired as FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Director

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Maria Goellner hired as FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Director  WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Maria Goellner has been hired as FAMM’s Pennsylvania State Director. Goellner most recently served as Assistant Federal Defender for the Western District of Pennsylvania. “We are so excited to have someone with Maria’s experience, talent and passion join our team,” said Ring. … Read More

Read More

FAMM Justice Reform Fellow Matthew Charles to Testify Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Fellow Matthew Charles to Testify Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee   WASHINGTON – FAMM Justice Reform Fellow Matthew Charles will testify today during the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Examining Federal Sentencing for Crack and Powder Cocaine.” Charles will urge Congress to pass the EQUAL Act, a law that … Read More

Read More

FAMM releases statement following Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on new gun mandatory minimums

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on new gun mandatory minimums   HARRISBURG – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement following the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee vote on two bills that would introduce new mandatory minimum sentences for gun crimes: “Mandatory minimums are proven … Read More

Read More

FAMM releases statement on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of two criminal justice bills

Thursday, June 10, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s passage of two criminal justice bills   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to two criminal justice bills that passed the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today: the First Step Implementation Act of 2021 and the Prohibiting … Read More

Read More

FAMM issues statement following Sentencing Commission report on compassionate release

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM issues statement following Sentencing Commission report on compassionate release   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the U.S. Sentencing Commission released a report on compassionate release motions decided in 2020. The report found that courts granted compassionate release to 2,549 people in federal prison last year, … Read More

Read More

FAMM releases statement on passage of Oregon second look bill

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on passage of Oregon second look bill SALEM – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the Oregon legislature today approved a bill creating opportunities for prosecutors to take a second look at previously issued sentences or convictions. “Second look laws don’t let everyone out of … Read More

Read More

FAMM urges U.S. Attorney General Garland to act now to prevent thousands on CARES Act home confinement from returning to prison.

Monday, June 7, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM urges U.S. Attorney General Garland to act now to prevent thousands on CARES Act home confinement from returning to prison   WASHINGTON – FAMM sent a letter urging U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to take immediate action to ensure that thousands of people released on home confinement do not return to … Read More

Read More

FAMM urges passage of three federal justice reform bills

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM urges passage of three federal justice reform bills  WASHINGTON – FAMM supports the passage of three new criminal justice bills that will be considered Thursday by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee: the First Step Implementation Act of 2021; the COVID-19 Safer Detention Act of 2021; and the Prohibiting Punishment of … Read More

Read More