Post Date: March 19, 2018
Contact: Rabiah Burks
FAMM Statement on President Trump’s Opioid Plan
WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement about reports that President Trump will today announce plans to seek the death penalty in cases in which people have died from a drug overdose. His plan also reportedly calls for reducing the quantity of drugs that can trigger a mandatory minimum prison sentence.
“We shouldn’t double-down on a failed strategy. Put simply, if mandatory minimums worked as proponents claimed, there wouldn’t be an opioid epidemic right now. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result is insane – and, in this case, it could be fatal for thousands of addicts.”
FAMM is a nonpartisan, national advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice reforms to make our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM promotes change by raising the voices of families and individuals who are directly affected by counterproductive sentencing and prison policies.
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