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FAMM celebrates continued drop in Florida’s crime rate

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Celebrates Continued Drop in Florida’s Crime Rate Firearm aggravated assaults fell 5.1% in the first half of 2018 Tallahassee, Fla. – FAMM today celebrated the release of the Florida Police Department of Law Enforcement’s preliminary data that show a continued drop in Florida’s crime rate for the first half of … Read More

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FAMM Partnering With Florida Cares on Criminal Justice Reform

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Partnering With Florida Cares on Criminal Justice Reform The organizations will work together to help families in Florida become advocates for sentencing and prison reform. WASHINGTON – FAMM announced today a partnership with Florida Cares to engage more families with incarcerated loved ones in Florida to become advocates for sentencing and … Read More

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FAMM to Sen. McConnell: Keep Your Word

Friday, November 16, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM to Sen. McConnell: Keep Your Word WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement today: Sen. McConnell should keep his word. On October 10, Sen. Mitch McConnell told reporters, “Criminal justice has been much discussed. What we’ll do after the election is take a whip count and if there … Read More

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FAMM President Kevin Ring on MSNBC

Friday, November 16, 2018

press Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM President Kevin Ring on MSNBC: “When somebody is drowning, they don’t care about the politics of the person who throws them a lifeline.” WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring joined MSNBC’s Chris Jansing and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) on Thursday to discuss the bipartisan push to pass the First Step Act. … Read More

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Statement of FAMM President Kevin Ring on Trump Support for FIRST STEP Act

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org Statement of FAMM President Kevin Ring on Trump Support for FIRST STEP Act Criminal justice reform organization applauds bipartisan efforts to curb mandatory minimum sentencing. WASHINGTON –FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement today in response to President Trump’s endorsement of a bipartisan, comprehensive federal criminal justice reform bill: Today’s endorsement … Read More

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Campaign for Compassionate Release

MEMORANDUM: FAMM makes it easier for members of Congress to help families with compassionate release

Thursday, November 8, 2018

MEMORANDUM To:       Interested parties From:  Rabiah Burks, FAMM Director of Communications Date:   November 8, 2018 Re:      FAMM makes it easier for members of Congress to help families with compassionate release FAMM is ramping up efforts to improve compassionate release programs by making it easier for members of Congress to help families … Read More

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FAMM Praises Introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2017

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Praises Introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2017 WASHINGTON – FAMM today commended U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Jason Lewis (R-MN) for the introduction of the Safe, Accountable, Fair, Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2017. The broad bill limits the application of federal mandatory minimum sentences to the … Read More

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FAMM statement in response to the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

  Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO THE RESIGNATION OF U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS WASHINGTON – In response to today’s announcement of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation, FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement: Good riddance. For nearly three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, … Read More

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FAMM celebrates passage of sentencing reform retroactivity in Florida

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

press Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF SENTENCING REFORM RETROACTIVITY IN FLORIDA The removal of archaic clause in Constitution allows for retroactive changes to criminal statutes. WASHINGTON – The national criminal justice reform organization FAMM celebrated the passage of Amendment 11, which allows for retroactive changes to Florida’s sentencing laws. The amendment removed language dating from … Read More

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FAMM applauds the release of Calvin Bryant

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS THE RELEASE OF CALVIN BRYANT Bryant’s case sparked national discussion on the need to reform Tennessee’s drug-free school zone laws. WASHINGTON – The national criminal justice reform organization FAMM applauds the resentencing of Calvin Bryant to time served, effective today. Bryant has served 11 years of a 17-year sentence for a … Read More

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