Press Releases

November 9, 2017

National Criminal Justice Reform Organizations Call for Drug-Free School Zone Reform in Tennessee

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 National Criminal Justice Reform Organizations Call for Drug-Free School Zone Reform in Tennessee NASHVILLE – Tennessee’s drug-free school zone law, originally intended to shield children from the illegal distribution and purchasing of drugs, is being unfairly applied in cases where children are not involved or even in the vicinity of the… Read more »


November 7, 2017

FAMM Praises Introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Praises Introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2017 WASHINGTON – FAMM today commended U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Jason Lewis (R-MN) for the introduction of the Safe, Accountable, Fair, Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2017. The broad bill limits the application of federal mandatory minimum sentences to the… Read more »


October 30, 2017

FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug Mandatory Minimum Reform Bill in Florida

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug Mandatory Minimum Reform Bill in Florida Tallahassee, Fla. – FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) State Policy Director Greg Newburn today cheered the introduction of a reform to Florida’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) and Rep. Ben Diamond (D-St. Petersburg) filed… Read more »


October 30, 2017

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators Seeks Answers on Federal Halfway House Closures

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senators Seeks Answers on Federal Halfway House Closures   WASHINGTON – Today FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) praised a bipartisan group of U.S. senators for asking the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to explain its recent closures of more than a dozen halfway houses, which help federal prisoners… Read more »


October 30, 2017

FAMM’s Statement on Massachusetts Senate Criminal Justice Reform Package

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM’s Statement on Massachusetts Senate Criminal Justice Reform Package Yesterday, the Massachusetts Senate passed 27-10 on S.2185, a major criminal justice reform package that impacts every phase of the criminal justice system. FAMM was pleased to see the bill eliminate a number of mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, as well… Read more »


October 12, 2017

FAMM Praises California for Passing “Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancements (RISE)” Act

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Praises California for Passing “Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancements (RISE)” Act Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today commended Gov. Jerry Brown for signing into law SB 180, the Repeal Ineffective Sentencing Enhancements (RISE) Act. The bill repeals a three-year mandatory sentence enhancement for some repeat drug offenses. “We are thrilled to… Read more »


September 25, 2017

FAMM Statement on 2016 FBI Crime Statistics

  Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Statement on 2016 FBI Crime Statistics Washington, DC – In response to today’s release of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2016, which shows an increase in violent crime in the United States, FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement: This isn’t really news. We knew crime increased in… Read more »