Press Releases

October 8, 2015

FAMM: House Sentencing Reform Compromise Another Step in Right Direction

October 8, 2015Contact: Jessica Breslin, 202-822-6700, WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM Government Affairs Counsel Molly Gill today praised a new U.S. House of Representatives sentencing reform bill, calling it “more evidence that Congress is finally ready to fix our federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws.” The bill, titled “The Sentencing Reform Act,” was introduced by House Judiciary… Read more »

October 7, 2015

FAMM Launches Radio Campaign in Support of Sentencing Reform

WASHINGTON—Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), the leading non-profit advocate for federal sentencing and prison reform, announced today that the group is launching its first national radio advertising campaign. The first ad will begin airing today in two Virginia Congressional Districts: VA-6, home to Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA); and VA-4, home to Congressman Randy Forbes (R-VA)…. Read more »

October 1, 2015

FAMM Praises Senate Sentencing Reform Compromise, Calls Mandatory Sentencing Reforms Long Overdue

UPDATE: Senate Judiciary bill summary as well as a section by section factsheet. Full text of bill available here: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, S. 2123 October 1, 2015 Contact: Mike Riggs, 202-822-6700, or Molly Gill, WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM President Julie Stewart today praised a new U.S. Senate sentencing and prison reform bill, calling it one… Read more »

September 4, 2015

Families Against Mandatory Minimums Praises “Self-Defense Protection Act”

MEDIA Contact: Greg Newburn, FAMM State Policy Director, (352) 682-2542 TALLAHASSEE – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) State Policy Director Greg Newburn urged Florida lawmakers to support the “Self-Defense Protection Act,” filed yesterday by Representative Neil Combee (R, Polk City) and Senator Aaron Bean (R, Jacksonville). The bill – HB 135 and SB 228 –… Read more »

September 2, 2015

New Data Reveals Devastating Impact of “Kate’s Law” on Federal Prisons, Public Safety

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Riggs, 202-822-6706, WASHINGTON, D.C. – FAMM government affairs counsel Molly Gill said today that a new estimate should convince lawmakers to oppose the immigration bill known commonly as “Kate’s Law.” The bill, named for a California woman who was tragically killed earlier this year by an undocumented immigrant, would impose a new… Read more »

July 27, 2015

FAMM Releases Response to NAAUSA Anti-Reform Propaganda

July 27, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Riggs, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today released “The Dangerous Myths of NAAUSA: A Response to the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys’ Paper Titled “The Dangerous Myths of Drug Sentencing ‘Reform.’” The release of the white paper was timed to coincide with a briefing representatives of NAAUSA are… Read more »

July 22, 2015

FAMM Applauds Young Offender Sentencing Provisions in RAISE Act

MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Riggs, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) applauded today’s introduction of the Reforming Alternatives to Incarceration and Sentencing to Establish a Better Path for Youth Offenders (RAISE Act of 2015) in the U.S. House of Representatives by House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) and House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee Ranking… Read more »