Press Releases

March 27, 2018

FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug-Free School Zone Reform Legislation in Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug-Free School Zone Reform Legislation in Tennessee Nashville – FAMM today applauded the introduction of a bill (HB 2111 and SB 2062) that limits the scope of Tennessee’s overly broad drug-free school zones. Tennessee Sen. John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) and Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown)… Read more »


March 26, 2018

FAMM: Reforms in New Massachusetts Criminal Justice Bill Going in the Right Direction

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM: Reforms in New Massachusetts Criminal Justice Bill Going in the Right Direction   WASHINGTON – On March 23, Massachusetts House and Senate members of a conference committee released their agreed-upon version of S. 2371, a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill. If passed, the bill would repeal some of the state’s mandatory… Read more »


March 19, 2018

FAMM Statement on President Trump’s Opioid Plan

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 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… Read more »


March 13, 2018

FAMM to Testify Before U.S. Sentencing Commission on Synthetic Drugs

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   WASHINGTON – FAMM’s General Counsel Mary Price will testify before the U.S. Sentencing Commission on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The public hearing will focus on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines related to synthetic drugs and first offenders/alternatives to incarceration. FAMM submitted comments in writing to… Read more »


March 12, 2018

FAMM Commends Idaho House of Representatives for Passing Meaningful Safety Valve Legislation

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   FAMM Commends Idaho House of Representatives for Passing Meaningful Safety Valve Legislation  BOISE, IDAHO – Today, the Idaho House of Representatives passed HB 581, 46 to 20. The bill, introduced by Reps. Ilana Rubel (D-Boise) and Christy Perry (R-Nampa), would create a “safety valve” mechanism that would allow Idaho courts… Read more »


March 7, 2018

Compassionate Release: Congressional Oversight Needed to Prevent Prisoner Deaths

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 WASHINGTON, DC — FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) General Counsel Mary Price commented on this morning’s article in the New York Times about the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) chronic failure to grant compassionate release to very sick and elderly prisoners who pose no risk to public safety. The article… Read more »


March 1, 2018

FAMM Statement on Nomination of William Otis to U.S. Sentencing Commission

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Statement on Nomination of William Otis to U.S. Sentencing Commission WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM president Kevin Ring issued the following statement on William Otis, one of four nominees put forward today by the Trump administration for the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the administrative body that writes and updates the federal… Read more »