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LinkedIn participates in FAMM’s #VisitAPrison challenge with trip to SCI Phoenix

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM’s #VisitAPrison challenge with trip to  SCI Phoenix COLLEGEVILLE –  LinkedIn Corporation and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) officials will tour State Correctional Institution (SCI) Phoenix as part of the FAMM’s #VisitAPrison campaign.  “Ninety-five percent of the people in prison today are going to return to their communities, and the best way to ensure that their re-entry is … Read More

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FAMM offers support for Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project

Thursday, September 1, 2022

  For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM offers support for Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner issued the following statement in support of the Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project announced by Governor Tom Wolf, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, and the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons today. “The Pennsylvania Marijuana Pardon Project will positively impact the lives … Read More

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FAMM launches “Free to Succeed,” highlighting stories of second chances

Thursday, September 1, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM launches “Free to Succeed,” highlighting stories of second chances New monthly storytelling series will highlight success stories of formerly incarcerated people WASHINGTON – FAMM has launched a new storytelling initiative to showcase the success stories of people released early from prison. Each person’s story will highlight their life since incarceration … Read More

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FAMM releases statement after California Assembly passes compassionate release bill

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement after California Assembly passes compassionate release bill Senate passed the bill last week, clearing a path to Gov. Newsom’s desk   SACRAMENTO – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement after the California Assembly passed a bill that would improve the state’s compassionate release process. The … Read More

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FAMM sends letter inviting US District Court Judge Micaela Alvarez to #VisitAPrison

Monday, August 29, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM sends letter inviting US District Court Judge Micaela Alvarez to #VisitAPrison Alvarez recently ruled against a compassionate release motion for man with stage IV cancer MCALLEN, TEXAS – FAMM sent a letter today to US District Court Judge Micaela Alvarez, who recently denied a compassionate release motion for a man … Read More

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FAMM releases statement after California Senate passes compassionate release bill

Thursday, August 25, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement after California Senate passes compassionate release bill SACRAMENTO – FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement after the California Senate passing a bill that would improve the state’s compassionate release process. “This bill would vastly improve California’s compassionate release system that today leaves too many sick … Read More

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FAMM welcomes Colie Levar Long as Justice Reform Fellow

Friday, August 19, 2022

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIESJohn Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org  FAMM welcomes Colie Levar Long as Justice Reform Fellow   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring announced today that Colie Levar Long has joined the organization as a Justice Reform Fellow. “When we say people can grow and change, we are not talking in the abstract. We are talking about people like … Read More

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82% of Americans support prison oversight, according to first-ever national poll 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org 82% of Americans support prison oversight, according to first-ever national poll    WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM released the results of the first-ever national poll on prison oversight. Among other findings, an overwhelming 82% of respondents said they believe “that states and the federal government should have a system of independent … Read More

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FAMM urges Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to have greater transparency in clemency process

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM  urges Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to have greater transparency in clemency process HARRISBURG – FAMM Pennsylvania State Policy Director Maria Goellner sent a letter today to Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Boards of Pardons (BOP) in response to the absence of reasoning given for denied clemency applications last week. FAMM urged the … Read More

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FAMM, Free Minds release statement on DOJ reversing restrictions on books in federal prisons

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, Free Minds release statement on DOJ reversing restrictions on books in federal prisons WASHINGTON – FAMM and Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop have released the following statement after receiving notice from the Department of Justice (DOJ) that restrictions placed on the shipment of books to four federal prisons have … Read More

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