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FAMM applauds the imminent release of Matthew Charles

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM APPLAUDS THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF MATTHEW CHARLES Charles likely is the first beneficiary of the First Step Act. WASHINGTON – The national criminal justice reform organization FAMM applauds the imminent release of Matthew Charles, likely the first beneficiary of the First Step Act. A federal judge today in Tennessee resentenced Charles … Read More

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FAMM Celebrates Enactment of the First Step Act

Friday, December 21, 2018

Contact Rabiah Burks, 202.822.6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Celebrates Enactment of the First Step Act The criminal justice organization says the bill will provide much-needed relief for families.  WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring commended President Donald Trump for signing the First Step Act into law today: “Today is a day to celebrate. We are so happy … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   FAMM Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act The criminal justice organization says family advocates paved the way for reform. WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the First Step Act (S. 3747) by a vote of … Read More

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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 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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#WeNeed60: FAMM urges Congress to pass FIRST STEP Act

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org #WENEED60: FAMM URGES CONGRESS TO PASS FIRST STEP ACT Families across the nation push for 60 votes in Sen. Mitch McConnell’s whip count, ensuring the bill goes to a vote after midterm elections. WASHINGTON – The criminal justice reform advocacy group FAMM has launched a new campaign aimed at garnering the 60 … Read More

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FAMM Briefing on Sentencing Reform Provisions to the FIRST STEP Act

Monday, August 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Briefing on Sentencing Reform Provisions to the FIRST STEP Act WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, August 22, FAMM will host a briefing with former federal prosecutors, sentencing law experts, and directly impacted advocates on how Congress can add meaningful sentencing reform provisions to the FIRST STEP Act. Event:     Threading the Needle … Read More

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Formerly incarcerated reform advocates urge the Senate to act on justice reform

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Contact: Lani Prunes lprunes@famm.org 202-822-6700 Formerly Incarcerated Reform Advocates Urge the U.S. Senate to Act on Justice Reform WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, 40 formerly incarcerated criminal justice reform advocates, who collectively served 352 years in prison, signed a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate urging them to pass federal criminal justice reform before the … Read More

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