Press Releases

February 21, 2017

National Sentencing Reform Group, Iowa FAMM Member to Testify in Favor of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 National Sentencing Reform Group, Iowa FAMM Member  to Testify in Favor of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Who: Molly Gill of Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) in Washington, DC, and Phil Emmert, a longtime Iowa resident who served 14 years in federal prison for a nonviolent drug offense. What: Testifying before… Read more »


February 10, 2017

FAMM Hails Drug Sentencing Reform Bill

For Immediate Release Contact: Greg Newburn, FAMM State Policy Director gnewburn@famm.org; 352.682.2542     FAMM Hails Drug Sentencing Reform Bill GAINESVILLE, Fla. – FAMM today praised the introduction of legislation designed to reform Florida’s sentencing laws. HB 731, introduced by Representative Katie Edwards (D, Plantation), builds on sentencing reform legislation Representative Edwards passed in 2014…. Read more »


January 20, 2017

FAMM Welcomes Record-High Commutations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2017 Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066     The White House today released the list of President Obama’s final commutation grants. This latest round concludes a series of grants from the president totaling 1,715, barring any last-minute announcements tomorrow. (He also granted a total of 212 pardons.) Many of the prisoners… Read more »


January 3, 2017

Kevin Ring Is New FAMM President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 3, 2017 Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066   Kevin Ring Is New FAMM President WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM founder Julie Stewart today announced that Kevin Ring has officially become president of the nonprofit sentencing reform organization. Ring began working for FAMM in 2008 and served as the group’s vice president. Stewart, who… Read more »


December 13, 2016

FAMM Offers Assistance to Trump Administration on Criminal Justice Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunes, lprunes@famm.org, 202-822-6700  FAMM Offers Assistance to Trump Administration on Criminal Justice Reform WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM Vice President Kevin Ring today sent a letter to the transition office of President-elect Donald Trump in which he said the group looked forward to the opportunity to work with the new administration… Read more »


October 27, 2016

FAMM Applauds New Commutations, Blames ’86 Drug Law for Need

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Applauds New Commutations, Blames ’86 Drug Law for Need             WASHINGTON, DC ­ – Earlier today, FAMM released a new video calling on Congress to repeal the federal mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws that were established by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986. Today marks the… Read more »


October 17, 2016

FAMM Urges Mass. Legislature to Adopt Sentencing Reform in Response to Supreme Court Ruling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.822.6700   WASHINGTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today urged the Massachusetts legislature to pass common sense sentencing reform in response to a Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s ruling last week that state law does not currently allow departures from mandatory minimum sentences. FAMM filed an amicus brief… Read more »