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FAMM submits testimony in support of Illinois medical release bill

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM submits testimony in support of Illinois medical release bill SPRINGFIELD — FAMM General Counsel Mary Price submitted testimony to the Illinois House Judiciary-Criminal Committee in support of a medical release bill providing for early release for medical incapacity or terminal illness. “This bill is an important and overdue reform … Read More

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FAMM sends letter in support of Minnesota second chances bill

Friday, March 12, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM sends letter in support of Minnesota second chances bill ST. PAUL– FAMM sent a letter today to Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler supporting a bill that would give county prosecutors the authority to petition courts to have a person’s sentence adjusted. “There’s no public safety benefit when people … Read More

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FAMM Statement on the House Introduction of EQUAL Act  

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Statement on the House Introduction of EQUAL Act   U.S. House introduces bill calling for the end of the crack vs powder campaign disparity WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in support of the House introduction of the EQUAL Act. The bipartisan bill, introduced by … Read More

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FAMM issues statement on Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ clemency actions 

Friday, March 5, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM issues statement on Pennsylvania Board of Pardons’ clemency actions  HARRISBURG – In response to the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons clemency actions today FAMM’s Director of State Policy for Pennsylvania, Celeste Trusty, issued the following statement: “FAMM is beyond grateful the board today recognized the redemption and rehabilitation exhibited by James … Read More

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FAMM joins call urging New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to sign legislation eliminating some of the states’ mandatory minimums

Thursday, March 4, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM joins call urging New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to sign legislation eliminating some of the states’ mandatory minimums TRENTON – FAMM and a coalition of national justice reform organization today sent a letter to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, urging him to sign a bill that would … Read More

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Will 7,000 people have to return to prison?

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Will 7,000 people have to return to prison? FAMM to host a discussion with five people who may have to return to prison if Biden Administration does not rescind Trump OLC memo WASHINGTON – The Trump DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel issued a legal opinion in the final days of … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Arizona House vote on prison oversight

Monday, March 1, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Arizona House vote on prison oversight PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement after the Arizona House of Representatives passed a bill that would create independent oversight in Arizona’s prisons: “While the avalanche of ongoing crises in Arizona’s prisons seems daunting, … Read More

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FAMM issues statement following Virginia legislature’s failure to repeal the state’s mandatory minimums

Saturday, February 27, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM issues statement following Virginia legislature’s failure to repeal the state’s mandatory minimums RICHMOND – FAMM Deputy Director of Policy Tinsae Gebriel released the following statement after the Virginia legislature failed to repeal the states’ mandatory minimums: “We’re greatly disappointed that Virginia failed to repeal its mandatory minimum sentencing laws this session. … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following Arizona House committee vote on prison oversight

Monday, February 22, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following Arizona House committee vote on prison oversight PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill released the following statement after the Arizona House of Representatives appropriations committee passed a bill that would create independent oversight in Arizona’s prisons. “The recent database fiasco is just one … Read More

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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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