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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 urges Trump administration to appoint reform-minded BOP director

Monday, October 29, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM URGES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO APPOINT REFORM-MINDED BOP DIRECTOR The criminal justice reform group highlights issues facing the BOP due to a lack of leadership. WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging the White House to take the lead in finding a new, reform-minded … Read More

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S. 1524: Dignity Act (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Read the bill text: S. 1524 Status: The Dignity Act (S. 1524) was introduced on July 11, 2017, in the U.S. Senate. THE BILL IS NOT A LAW. To become a law, the bill must be approved by the Judiciary committees, passed by both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and signed into law … Read More

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New Data Reveals BOP Still Neglecting Compassionate Release

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   New Data Reveals BOP Still Neglecting Compassionate Release WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) President Kevin Ring today commented on the release of new data related to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) compassionate release program. Last August, 12 U.S. senators wrote to the BOP seeking information … Read More

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FAMM Testimony on BOP Halfway House Closures and Limited Use of Compassionate Release

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

  Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Testimony on BOP Halfway House Closures and Limited Use of Compassionate Release   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring submitted testimony today to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform outlining the group’s concerns with the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) recent decision to close more than a dozen … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Senators on Efforts to Expand Use of Compassionate Release Program

Friday, August 4, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Applauds Senators on Efforts to Expand Use of Compassionate Release Program   WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM praises 12 U.S. senators for writing a letter to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) requesting an update on its efforts to expand its use of the compassionate release program: Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), … Read More

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FAMM Statement on FY18 BOP Staff and Programming Cuts

Thursday, May 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   FAMM Statement on FY18 BOP Staff and Programming Cuts FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after reviewing the FY 2018 budget request for the Federal Bureau of Prisons: Last week, Attorney General Sessions issued a charging memo that will result in more federal prosecutions, more … Read More

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