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FAMM launches groundbreaking campaign to organize families of the incarcerated in Pennsylvania

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM LAUNCHES GROUNDBREAKING CAMPAIGN TO ORGANIZE FAMILIES OF THE INCARCERATED IN PENNSYLVANIA National advocacy group makes key hires in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh to build grassroots momentum for criminal justice reform WASHINGTON – FAMM, a national criminal justice reform organization, today announced it has hired two state-based organizers who will anchor the group’s … Read More

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FAMM Calls for Sentencing Reform After New Report Documents Arizona’s Prison Growth

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   FAMM Calls for Sentencing Reform After New Report Documents Arizona’s Prison Growth WASHINGTON —​​​​​​​ Today, a new report was released that details how Arizona has come to have the fourth-highest incarceration rate in the country. The group FWD.us published the report, “Arizona’s Imprisonment Problem: The High Price of Prison Growth.” Using … 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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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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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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Announcing FAMM’s New Director of Federal Legislative Affairs

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Announcing FAMM’s New Director of Federal Legislative Affairs WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring announced today that Daniel Landsman has become the organization’s new director of federal legislative affairs. Landsman previously served as the group’s deputy director of policy. “Daniel has become a valuable and trusted member of our team, … Read More

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Families Rally to Demand Justice Reform

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Families Rally to Demand Justice Reform Washington – Families from across the nation gathered on the U.S. Capitol East Lawn Tuesday to urge lawmakers to take action on criminal justice reform in 2018. Many of the attendees were rallying for the passage of bills already introduced in Congress that could … Read More

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FAMM, Lawmakers, and Families to Rally for Justice Reform at the U.S. Capitol

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM, Lawmakers, and Families to Rally for Justice Reform at the U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, July 10, FAMM will bring lawmakers, advocates, and family members from all over the nation to the United States Capitol to demand justice reform in 2018. There are a number of federal bills in … Read More

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Everywhere and Nowhere: Compassionate Release in the States

New State-by-State Report Reveals Compassionate Release Programs Are Rarely Used

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 New State-by-State Report Reveals Compassionate Release Programs Are Rarely Used   WASHINGTON – FAMM today released “Everywhere and Nowhere: Compassionate Release in the States,” a comprehensive, state-by-state report on the early-release programs available to prisoners struggling with certain extraordinary circumstances, such as a terminal or age-related illness. The report takes … 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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