Press Releases

July 25, 2017

Two Cheers for New Federal Prison Reform Bill

July 24, 2017 Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 Two Cheers for New Federal Prison Reform Bill   WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement in response to today’s introduction of the Prison Reform and Redemption Act in the U.S. House by Representatives by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY):… Read more »


July 11, 2017

FAMM Statement on USSC 2017 Report on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2017 Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   FAMM Statement on USSC 2017 Report  on Mandatory Minimum Sentences   WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after reviewing the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s “2017 Overview of Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice System”: Having new data is always… Read more »


July 11, 2017

Shon Hopwood Joins FAMM Board of Directors

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 Shon Hopwood Joins FAMM Board of Directors WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Shon Hopwood, associate professor at Georgetown University Law Center, will join the organization’s board of directors. Hopwood is best known for his remarkable personal transformation; he spent more than a decade in federal prison… Read more »


June 15, 2017

FAMM Praises Louisiana for Repeal of Mandatory Minimums

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Praises Louisiana for Repeal of Mandatory Minimums WASHINGTON– Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today commended Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards for signing into law SB 220, which repeals most of Louisiana’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. The bill is a significant component of a larger criminal justice… Read more »


May 31, 2017

FAMM Releases Federal Prisoner Survey Results on Job Training, Educational Opportunities, and More

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.999.4258 FAMM Releases Federal Prisoner Survey Results on Job Training, Educational Opportunities, and More WASHINGTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today released the findings of the first-ever independent survey of federal prisoners, which focused on the type and quality of educational and vocational training programs, as well as… Read more »


May 25, 2017

FAMM Statement on FY18 BOP Staff and Programming Cuts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   FAMM Statement on FY18 BOP Staff and Programming Cuts FAMM President Kevin Ring released the following statement after reviewing the FY 2018 budget request for the Federal Bureau of Prisons: Last week, Attorney General Sessions issued a charging memo that will result in more federal prosecutions, more… Read more »


May 17, 2017

FAMM Welcomes Introduction of Justice Safety Valve Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Welcomes Introduction of Justice Safety Valve Act Group Calls Bill “Perfect Response” to Sessions’ Memo   WASHINGTON – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) applauds U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Robert Scott (D-VA) for reintroducing… Read more »