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FAMM urges Florida legislature to hold special session to address prison system during COVID-19 crisis

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges Florida legislature to hold special session to address prison system during COVID-19 crisis TALLAHASSEE – FAMM Director of State Policy for Florida Greg Newburn sent a letter today to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, House Speaker Jose Oliva and Senate President Bill Galvano calling for a special legislative session … Read More

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FAMM urges most vulnerable people in federal prison to immediately apply for compassionate release

Monday, March 23, 2020

FAMM urges most vulnerable people in federal prison to immediately apply for compassionate release WASHINGTON – In response to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, FAMM sent a letter to nearly 40,000 federal prisoners today encouraging all federal prisoners who are most vulnerable to immediately apply for early release. FAMM is working with the National Association of Criminal … Read More

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Media Advisory: COVID-19 and Compassionate Release

Monday, March 16, 2020

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Media Advisory: COVID-19 and Compassionate Release WASHINGTON – FAMM General Counsel and compassionate release expert, Mary Price, is available to answer questions, and to comment on how state and local governments should use compassionate release and elderly home confinement during this unprecedented COVID-19 national pandemic. “People who are eligible for … Read More

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FAMM Praises Passing of Earned Time Credit Increase in Arizona (HB 2808)

Friday, February 28, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM Praises Passing of Earned Time Credit Increase in Arizona (HB 2808) PHOENIX – FAMM applauds the passing of the earned release credit increase bill (HB 2808) by the Arizona House of Representatives. This bill would increase the amount of time (up to 30% off their original sentences) some people … Read More

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Experience the soaring temperatures of Florida’s prisons firsthand in Tallahassee on Thursday, March 5

Monday, February 24, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Experience the soaring temperatures of Florida’s prisons firsthand on Thursday, March 5 FAMM and Florida Cares to host an interactive exhibit featuring mock prison cell as part of Beat the Heat event TALLAHASSEE – Nearly 86,000 prisoners in Florida go without relief from the scorching summer temperatures. FAMM and Florida … Read More

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FAMM Partnering with Arizona’s START on Criminal Justice Reform

Friday, February 14, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM Partnering with Arizona’s START on Criminal Justice Reform The organizations will work together to help families in Arizona become advocates for sentencing and prison reform WASHINGTON – FAMM has announced a partnership with The S.T.A.R.T. Project — Striving to Achieve Reform Together — to engage more families with incarcerated … Read More

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FAMM Praises Introduction of Drug-Free School Zone Reform Legislation in Tennessee

Friday, February 14, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM Praises Introduction of Drug-Free School Zone Reform Legislation in Tennessee NASHVILLE – FAMM applauds the introduction of a new bill (HB 2517 and SB 2734) that would reform the state’s overly broad drug-free school zone law, which is one of the harshest in the nation. Tennessee Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) and … Read More

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FAMM Urges DOJ to Investigate Coleman Correctional Complex amid allegations of rape, sexual abuse and serious disease outbreaks

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Urges DOJ to Investigate Coleman Correctional Complex amid allegations of rape, sexual abuse and serious disease outbreaks WASHINGTON – Today, FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Inspector General Michael Horowitz, calling for an investigation at Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida. Numerous … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on DOJ’s investigation into Parchman

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement on DOJ’s investigation into Parchman Parchman, Miss. – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice’s decision today to investigate the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman for possible constitutional  violations due to unsafe conditions. “This is a victory for everyone in Mississippi and … Read More

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FAMM, Mississippi Dreams Prisoner Family Support Urge Mississippi Legislature to Close Parchman

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM, Mississippi Dreams Prisoner Family Support Urge Mississippi Legislature to Close Parchman Mississippi prison system is in dire need of broad reform BRANDON, MISSISSIPPI – FAMM President Kevin Ring and Mississippi Dreams Prisoner Family Support Director Amanda Hamilton released the following statement in response to the ongoing crisis at Mississippi State Prison, … Read More

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