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Compassionate Release: Congressional Oversight Needed to Prevent Prisoner Deaths

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) General Counsel Mary Price commented on this morning’s article in the New York Times about the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) chronic failure to grant compassionate release to very sick and elderly prisoners who pose no risk to public safety. The article … Read More

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GRACE Act Fixes Long-Standing Issues with Compassionate Release

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 GRACE Act Fixes Long-Standing Issues with Compassionate Release WASHINGTON, DC – Today a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Granting Release and Compassion Effectively (GRACE) Act, a bill that would make the federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) process for reviewing the “compassionate release” requests of qualifying elderly and ill federal prisoners … 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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Medical Parole in Massachusetts: National Organizations Weigh In

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 Medical Parole in Massachusetts: National Organizations Weigh In   Today, members of the Campaign for Compassionate Release, a national group of criminal justice reform, health policy, human rights, and faith-based organizations, sent a letter to Massachusetts’ legislators urging them to expand the use of medical parole. The Campaign was formed to … 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 Announces Launch of National Campaign for Compassionate Release

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Announces Launch of National Campaign for Compassionate Release WASHINGTON – Today, a coalition of criminal justice reform, health policy, human rights, and faith-based organizations launched a new public education and advocacy campaign to urge the creation, expansion, and robust use of federal and state programs that grant early release to … 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 Applauds Senate Committee Action on Compassionate Release

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Applauds Senate Committee Action on Compassionate Release WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today applauded the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for providing long overdue oversight of the federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) compassionate release program. In its report accompanying the FY2018 Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations bill, the Committee addressed concerns that … Read More

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FAMM’s Mary Price Calls Compassionate Release “Conspicuous for Its Absence”

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Breslin, 202-822-6700, jbreslin@famm.org WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM general counsel Mary Price will testify before the United States Sentencing Commission today to bring attention to the problems prisoners face when trying to secure an early release due to extraordinary and compelling circumstances, such as imminent death or serious incapacitation. Despite the growing number … Read More

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MEDIA ADVISORY: FAMM Sentencing Expert to Testify About Compassionate Release before the U.S. Sentencing Commission

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Jessica Breslin, FAMM202-822-6700 jbreslin@famm.org  While Congress continues to consider legislation to reduce excessive mandatory minimum sentences while protecting public safety, the U.S. Sentencing Commission is considering ideas on how to expand an early release program for prisoners who present the lowest risk of reoffending. On Wednesday, February 17th from 8:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the … Read More

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