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Moses Cook Chosen As Third Head of Sentencing Reform Group FAMM

Legal educator Moses Cook has been named president of the advocacy group FAMM, founded as Families against Mandatory Minimums. Cook has worked for criminal justice reform groups Rising for Justice and DC Justice Lab. A graduate of the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Cook has worked at at the George Washington University School and Georgetown University Law Center's E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship Program.

Cook succeeds Kevin Ring, who was president of FAMM from 2017 to 2023, when he joined Arnold Ventures. Cook said FAMM's advocacy "is not just about altering policies, it's about transforming lives and shaping a criminal justice system that reflects the values of accountability, dignity, and fairness." He vowed to address "the real impact of excessive sentences on individuals, families, and communities.” Ring succeeded FAMM founder Julie Stewart, who said Cook "will take FAMM to new levels as we continue to advocate for people facing long prison sentences." FAMM, founded in 1991, says it has helped "more than half a million people receive shorter, fairer prison sentences."


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