National Groups to Tackle Drug Sentencing Reform in Arizona

Post Date: February 27, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks

National Groups to Tackle Drug Sentencing Reform in Arizona

PHOENIX – As Arizona lawmakers seek solutions to the state’s growing prison costs, a panel of national sentencing experts will examine how drug sentencing reform could save taxpayer dollars and keep residents safe.

How Drug Sentencing Reform Can Make Arizona Safer

Thursday, March 8, 2018
 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Arizona State Capitol,
Historic Senate Chambers

The panel will discuss Arizona’s cutting-edge drug sentencing reform bill, HB 2303, as well as legislative reforms that have been effective in Louisiana, South Carolina, Iowa, and Oklahoma. They’ll also offer solutions such as “safety valve” exceptions that have been implemented in other states based on model legislation adopted by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Rep. David Stringer (R), co-sponsor of the new drug sentencing reform bill, has been invited to attend and give brief remarks. FAMM’s Vice President Molly Gill will moderate the discussion. Other panelists include:

  • Kevin Ring, President of FAMM
  • David Safavian, American Conservative Union Foundation
  • Jordan Richardson, Charles Koch Institute
  • Kurt Altman, Right on Crime

If you are interested in attending the event or speaking to panelists, please contact Rabiah Burks at

FAMM is a nonpartisan, national advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice reforms to make our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM promotes change by raising the voices of families and individuals who are directly affected by counterproductive sentencing and prison policies.