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FAMM releases statement on Illinois compassionate release bill passage

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on Illinois compassionate release bill passage SPRINGFIELD — FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after the Illinois legislature passed a bill that will allow the Prisoner Review Board to release severely ill and dying people from Illinois prisons. “It is unfortunate that it takes a … Read More

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FAMM thanks Greg Newburn for more than a decade of service and vows to continue fight for reform in Florida

Monday, May 3, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM thanks Greg Newburn for more than a decade of service and vows to continue fight for reform in Florida TALLAHASSEE – FAMM president Kevin Ring released the following statement of thanks to former Florida state director Greg Newburn for his outstanding decade of service and wished him well in his new … Read More

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FAMM releases statement following passage of medical release bill in Illinois House

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Contact: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement following passage of medical release bill in Illinois House   SPRINGFIELD — FAMM General Counsel Mary Price released the following statement following the Illinois House of Representatives passing a medical release bill. “This bipartisan vote represents a great step forward,” Price said. “Incarcerating thousands of people who pose no … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on Derek Chauvin verdict

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM releases statement on Derek Chauvin verdict   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement on the Derek Chauvin verdict: “We are glad to see that justice was served,” Ring said. “The jury in this case spoke quickly and clearly. We also recognize that we have a lot of … Read More

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FAMM deeply disappointed in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy veto of legislation eliminating some of the states’ mandatory minimums

Monday, April 19, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM deeply disappointed in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy veto of legislation eliminating some of the states’ mandatory minimums TRENTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement after Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed a bill that would have eliminated some of New Jersey’s mandatory minimums. “Vetoing this bill to preserve mandatory … Read More

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FAMM releases statement on Department of Justice expanding home confinement criteria

Friday, April 16, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on Department of Justice expanding home confinement criteria   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to the Department of Justice (DOJ) releasing a memo expanding the criteria for home confinement. “We’re grateful that that the new administration heeded the widespread calls to make … Read More

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FAMM submits testimony in advance of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM submits testimony in advance of Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons WASHINGTON – On Thursday, April 15, the Senate will hold a hearing on oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). In advance of this hearing, FAMM President Kevin Ring submitted testimony highlighting … Read More

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FAMM announces sponsorship of What Is Life? Podcast

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM announces sponsorship of What Is Life? Podcast What is Life? Features conversations with Pennsylvanians serving life without parole sentences HARRISBURG – As part of FAMM’s three-decade fight against extreme mandatory sentences, it is sponsoring the podcast What is Life?, produced and hosted by Joshua Vaughn a senior reporter at The … Read More

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FAMM welcomes bipartisan House letter encouraging Biden administration to rescind home confinement memo

Thursday, April 8, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   FAMM welcomes bipartisan House letter encouraging Biden administration to rescind home confinement memo   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to news that more than 25 bipartisan members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to President Biden, urging the administration to rescind … Read More

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FAMM and more than 25 organizations urge Biden administration to rescind home confinement memo

Thursday, April 1, 2021

For Media Inquiries: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM and more than 25 organizations urge Biden administration to rescind home confinement memo Thousands of people sent to home confinement via the CARES Act will return to prison if they don’t act   WASHINGTON – FAMM joins more than 25 organizations signing on to a letter urging President Biden and … Read More

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