Press Releases

April 19, 2017

FAMM Hails Passage of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

For Immediate Release Contact: Lani Prunes lprunes@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Hails Passage of Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill   The Iowa House early this morning unanimously approved SF 445 after adding important sentencing reform provisions that FAMM and other advocates have promoted. The bill now moves to the Senate, where it is expected to pass, and then… Read more »


March 30, 2017

Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Clears Committee, Goes to Senate for Vote

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 The Iowa Senate Judiciary Committee today approved HF 579, sending the bipartisan sentencing reform bill to the full Senate for a vote. The Iowa House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously on March 20. The bill enjoys broad support from across the ideological spectrum, including conservative organizations like… Read more »


March 28, 2017

Conservative Support Grows for Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 Conservative Support Grows for Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition latest to endorse House-passed legislation that awaits Senate approval Des Moines, Iowa – The Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition is the latest conservative-oriented organization to throw its support behind sentencing reform legislation, HF 579, that… Read more »


March 24, 2017

Conservative Coalition Supports Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform in Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greg Newburn gnewburn@famm.org 352.682.2542 Conservative Coalition Supports Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform in Florida  TALLAHASSEE—A coalition of leading national and state conservative groups today sent a letter to Florida House and Senate leadership in support of mandatory minimum drug sentencing reforms that are currently under consideration in the legislature. The letter was… Read more »


March 22, 2017

FAMM Urges Senate to Vet Federal Prosecutors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunès (202) 822-6700 lprunes@famm.org   FAMM Urges Senate to Vet Federal Prosecutors Joins Advocates in Seeking Answers on Prosecutorial Philosophy    WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring yesterday signed a letter to the chair and ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he urged the committee to… Read more »


March 20, 2017

New Iowa State Sentencing Reform Bill Passes House Unanimously, Goes to Senate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunes 202-822-6700 lprunes@famm.org    New Iowa Sentencing Reform Bill Passes House Unanimously, Goes to Senate             Today the Iowa House of Representatives voted to pass HF 579, a new sentencing reform bill that would build on the successful reforms implemented last year. The bill was passed unanimously and gained broad… Read more »


March 15, 2017

The PA House’s bad idea for next week

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lani Prunés lprunes@famm.org 202.621.5066 The PA House’s bad idea for next week Next week, the Pennsylvania House may take up legislation to reinstate mandatory minimum sentencing laws. We at FAMM think that’s a bad idea. Today we are releasing a new video to help educate policymakers about why individualized, evidence-based approaches… Read more »