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FAMM calls for an investigation into the death of Andrea Circle Bear who died of COVID-19 in Federal Bureau of Prisons custody

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM calls for an investigation into the death of Andrea Circle Bear who died of COVID-19 in Federal Bureau of Prisons custody WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement in response to the death of Andrea Circle Bear, who died giving birth to her child … Read More

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Arizona’s prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Arizona’s prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing PHOENIX – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill sent a letter today to Governor Doug Ducey and Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation, and Reentry Director David Shinn calling for safe and targeted release of vulnerable and … Read More

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Florida prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org Florida prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for COVID-19 testing TALLAHASSEE – FAMM Florida Director Greg Newburn sent a letter today to FDC Secretary Mark Inch calling for safe and targeted release of vulnerable and low-risk prisoners, increased COVID-19 testing in prisons, and safe staff-to-prisoner ratios in … Read More

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North Carolina’s prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for infection

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org North Carolina’s prisons are failing World Health Organization standards for infection RALEIGH – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill sent a letter today to Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks calling for safe and targeted release of vulnerable and low-risk prisoners, … Read More

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State prisons are failing World Health Organization (WHO) testing standards during COVID-19 crisis

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org State prisons are failing World Health Organization (WHO) testing standards during COVID-19 crisis WASHINGTON – State prisons across the country are failing in their attempts to keep people safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. The WHO has determined that a rate of positive tests above 10 percent means there … Read More

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FAMM Responds to BOP’s Revocation of CARES Act Home Confinement Grants

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

For media inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Responds to BOP’s Revocation of CARES Act Home Confinement Grants Incarcerated people and their families are outraged and confused by their actions WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter today to U.S. Attorney General William Barr and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director Michael Carvajal … Read More

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FAMM to host Facebook Live session with Florida House members Dianne Hart (District 61) and Anna Eskamani (District 47) Thursday, April 16

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM to host Facebook Live session with Florida House members Dianne Hart (District 61) and Anna Eskamani (District 47) Thursday, April 16 TALLAHASSEE – FAMM is hosting a Facebook Live session with Florida House members Dianne Hart (District 61) and Anna Eskamani (District 47), as well as FAMM’s President … Read More

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FAMM urges North Carolina Department of Public Safety to protect people in prison during COVID-19 crisis

Friday, April 10, 2020

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM urges North Carolina Department of Public Safety to protect people in prison during COVID-19 crisis RALEIGH – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill sent a letter today to Secretary Erik A. Hooks and Commissioner of Prisons Todd Ishee of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) … Read More

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FAMM praises Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for using reprieve power in response to COVID-19 Crisis

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Media Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM praises Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for using reprieve power in response to COVID-19 Crisis HARRISBURG – FAMM Director of State Policy for Pennsylvania Celeste Trusty praised Gov. Tom Wolf today for announcing he’d be using his constitutional reprieve power to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among people … Read More

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FAMM, Washington Lawyers’ Committee, NACDL Launch Emergency Compassionate Release Effort

Monday, April 6, 2020

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM, Washington Lawyers’ Committee, NACDL Launch Emergency Compassionate Release Effort In a massive pro bono effort, our groups are recruiting, training, and supporting lawyers who agree to represent individuals in federal prisons eligible for compassionate release and those at special risk due to COVID-19 WASHINGTON – In an effort to … Read More

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