Press Releases

June 15, 2017

FAMM Praises Louisiana for Repeal of Mandatory Minimums

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Praises Louisiana for Repeal of Mandatory Minimums WASHINGTON– Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today commended Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards for signing into law SB 220, which repeals most of Louisiana’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. The bill is a significant component of a larger criminal justice… Read more »


May 31, 2017

FAMM Releases Federal Prisoner Survey Results on Job Training, Educational Opportunities, and More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.999.4258 FAMM Releases Federal Prisoner Survey Results on Job Training, Educational Opportunities, and More WASHINGTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today released the findings of the first-ever independent survey of federal prisoners, which focused on the type and quality of educational and vocational training programs, as well as… Read more »


May 25, 2017

FAMM Statement on FY18 BOP Staff and Programming Cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   FAMM Statement on FY18 BOP Staff and Programming Cuts FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after reviewing the FY 2018 budget request for the Federal Bureau of Prisons: Last week, Attorney General Sessions issued a charging memo that will result in more federal prosecutions, more… Read more »


May 17, 2017

FAMM Welcomes Introduction of Justice Safety Valve Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Welcomes Introduction of Justice Safety Valve Act Group Calls Bill “Perfect Response” to Sessions’ Memo   WASHINGTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) applauds U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Robert Scott (D-VA) for reintroducing… Read more »


May 12, 2017

FAMM Statement on DOJ Charging Memo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Statement on DOJ Charging Memo   WASHINGTON – FAMM is gravely disappointed with the new charging memo issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While we appreciate the attorney general’s commitment to reducing crime and combating dangerous opioid abuse, we think his strategy is misguided, unsupported by… Read more »


May 10, 2017

FAMM Hails New Iowa Sentencing Reform Law

For Immediate Release Contact: Rabiah Burks 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org FAMM Hails New Iowa Sentencing Reform Law Governor Signs Pro-Public Safety, Pro-Taxpayer Law That Eliminates Lowest Level Mandatory Minimum Sentences and Reduces State’s Sentencing Disparities Des Moines, Iowa – Building upon modest reforms made during 2016, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad today signed important sentencing reform legislation into… Read more »


April 25, 2017

Rabiah Burks Named FAMM Director of Communications

For Immediate Release    Contact: Rabiah Burks  (202) 822-6700  rburks@famm.org  Rabiah Burks Named FAMM Director of Communications  WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Rabiah Burks has been tapped to serve as the organization’s communications director. Burks most recently served as senior public relations specialist for the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section.  “We’re thrilled to have Rabiah on our team,” said Ring. “She’s a… Read more »