Press Releases

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 »


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 »