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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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FAMM Praises the U.S. House of Representatives for Passing the FIRST STEP Act

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Praises the U.S. House of Representatives for Passing the FIRST STEP Act Washington, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the FIRST STEP Act, H.R. 5682, sponsored by Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The bill was approved by a vote … Read More

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FAMM Supports FIRST STEP Act

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Supports FIRST STEP Act Washington, DC – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill responded to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the FIRST STEP Act sponsored by Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). “We support the FIRST STEP Act because it contains a number of critical … Read More

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FAMM Statement on Florida Department of Corrections Budget Shortfall

Monday, May 7, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Statement on Florida Department of Corrections Budget Shortfall Tallahassee – FAMM Director of State Policy Greg Newburn issued the following statement on proposed budget cuts to transitional housing, drug-treatment programs, and reentry services to make up for a nearly $30 million Department of Corrections budget deficit: “For years FAMM … Read More

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FAMM Praises Missouri House for Unanimously Passing Smart Sentencing Reform Legislation

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Praises Missouri House for Unanimously Passing Smart Sentencing Reform Legislation JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today the Missouri House unanimously passed HB 1739 by a vote of 148-0. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage), would allow judges to depart from mandatory prison terms and statutory minimum sentences in … Read More

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