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FAMM President Credits Families as First Step Heads to Senate Floor

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM President Credits Families as First Step Heads to Senate Floor WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’s announcement that the U.S. Senate would debate and vote on the FIRST STEP Act later this week or early next week: This … Read More

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FAMM Opposes Rushed Crime of Violence Bill H.R. 6691

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   FAMM Opposes Rushed Crime of Violence Bill H.R. 6691 WASHINGTON – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill responded to the rushed scheduled vote in the U.S. House of Representatives of H.R. 6691, the “Community Safety and Security Act of 2018.” The bill was introduced on August 31 and … Read More

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MEMORANDUM: Meet the New FAMM

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

MEMORANDUM To:  All interested parties From:  Kevin Ring, FAMM President Date: August 8, 2018 Re:  Meet the new FAMM: Building on our mission to fix the nation’s broken criminal justice policies with a new program to organize affected families The future of criminal justice reform is up for grabs. While dozens of states have passed smart-on-crime … Read More

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Advocates Urge Arizona Speaker Mesnard to Reinstate the Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform  

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Advocates Urge Arizona Speaker Mesnard to Reinstate the Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform   Phoenix – Today, a bipartisan group of criminal justice reform organizations sent a letter to Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives J.D. Mesnard, urging him to reinstate the Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform … Read More

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H.R. 4261, SAFE Justice Act of 2017 (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Bill summary: Click here for FAMM’s summary of the SAFE Justice Act Bill text: Click here to read the full text of the bill Bill status: The bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on November 7, 2017. THE BILL IS NOT A LAW. To become a law, a bill must be approved by the judiciary committees, … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Gov. Baker, General Assembly for Passage of Criminal Justice Reform

Friday, April 13, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Applauds Gov. Baker, General Assembly for Passage of Criminal Justice Reform BOSTON – FAMM today congratulated Gov. Charlie Baker and Massachusetts lawmakers for enacting a comprehensive criminal justice reform package. The new law, S. 2371, will make significant improvements to every phase of the criminal justice system, including sentencing … Read More

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Busta Rhymes Hosts “Survivors Guide to Prison” Screening with FAMM, #Cut50, React To Film, YWCA Brooklyn, and Sankofa

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Busta Rhymes Hosts “Survivors Guide to Prison” Screening with FAMM, #Cut50, React To Film, YWCA Brooklyn, and Sankofa BROOKLYN — Rapper and activist Busta Rhymes, in partnership with FAMM, #Cut50, React to Film, YWCA Brooklyn, and Sankofa, will host a special community screening of “Survivors Guide to Prison,” on Saturday, April … Read More

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FAMM: Reforms in New Massachusetts Criminal Justice Bill Going in the Right Direction

Monday, March 26, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM: Reforms in New Massachusetts Criminal Justice Bill Going in the Right Direction WASHINGTON – On March 23, Massachusetts House and Senate members of a conference committee released their agreed-upon version of S. 2371, a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill. If passed, the bill would repeal some of the state’s mandatory minimum sentences for low-level … Read More

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FAMM Partnering with 270 Strategies to Fight for Criminal Justice Reform

Friday, January 19, 2018

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org (202) 999-4258 FAMM Partnering with 270 Strategies to Fight for Criminal Justice Reform   Longtime advocacy organization will work with grassroots engagement firm to unite families nationwide in ongoing fight against unjust sentencing and prison policies    WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) announced today it is … Read More

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