Virginia – FAMM

Virginia

FAMM is continuing its work in Virginia in 2024. FAMM has been active in Virginia since 2021. Virginia has a large, expensive prison system that lacks basic transparency and accountability to the public, lawmakers, and taxpayers. Virginia also has some of the longest sentences in the country and lengthy time-served requirements that keep people in prison past the point at which they are rehabilitated and not a danger to anyone. Our work has focused on educating the public and lawmakers on independent prison oversight, second look sentencing, and mandatory minimum sentencing reform.

2024 Legislative Session

How You Can Advocate for Sentencing Reform in Virginia

Encourage your state lawmakers to support mandatory minimum sentencing reform. Be sure to connect with FAMM on FacebookTwitter, and by signing up for our email list.

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Latest News:

FAMM releases statement on creation of ombudsman for Virginia’s prisons in budget bill

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org FAMM releases statement on creation of ombudsman for Virginia’s prisons in budget bill RICHMOND – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill issued the following statement in response to passage of the new prison oversight provision in Virginia’s budget bill. “Virginia taxpayers spend $1.5 billion annually on prisons – we … Read More

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FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” on April 13

Thursday, April 7, 2022

For Media Inquiries: Tripp Laino, 202-999-4273 tlaino@famm.org   FAMM to host virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” on April 13   WASHINGTON – FAMM is hosting a virtual panel, “The Challenges to Passing Independent Prison Oversight in the States” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13. Our nation’s state prisons … Read More

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FAMM to premiere short film, Second Chance Sisterhood, with panel discussion on February 9

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM to premiere short film, Second Chance Sisterhood, with panel discussion on February 9  RICHMOND – Join FAMM for the Facebook premiere of the short film Second Chance Sisterhood on Wednesday, February 9 at 7 pm. It will be streamed via FAMM’s Facebook page. It tells the inspirational story of Sincere Allah and The Sistas in Prison Reform and their extraordinary journey from prison to freedom, … Read More

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