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FAMM Praises the U.S. House of Representatives for Passing the FIRST STEP Act

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Praises the U.S. House of Representatives for Passing the FIRST STEP Act Washington, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring praised the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the FIRST STEP Act, H.R. 5682, sponsored by Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The bill was approved by [voice vote … Read More

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FAMM Supports FIRST STEP Act

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Supports FIRST STEP Act Washington, DC – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill responded to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the FIRST STEP Act sponsored by Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). “We support the FIRST STEP Act because it contains a number of critical … Read More

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FAMM Statement on Florida Department of Corrections Budget Shortfall

Monday, May 7, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Statement on Florida Department of Corrections Budget Shortfall Tallahassee – FAMM Director of State Policy Greg Newburn issued the following statement on proposed budget cuts to transitional housing, drug-treatment programs, and reentry services to make up for a nearly $30 million Department of Corrections budget deficit: “For years FAMM … Read More

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FAMM Praises Missouri House for Unanimously Passing Smart Sentencing Reform Legislation

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Praises Missouri House for Unanimously Passing Smart Sentencing Reform Legislation JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Today the Missouri House unanimously passed HB 1739 by a vote of 148-0. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Cody Smith (R-Carthage), would allow judges to depart from mandatory prison terms and statutory minimum sentences in … Read More

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Push for Drug-Free School Zone Reform Dies in Tennessee House Finance Committee

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 Push for Drug-Free School Zone Reform Dies in Tennessee House Finance Committee NASHVILLE – On Monday, the Tennessee House Committee on Finance, Ways, and Means voted 13-9 against HB 2111. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Tilman Goins (R-Morristown), would have reduced the length of the drug-free school zones from 1,000 … Read More

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U.S. House of Representatives Should Fix Prison Reform Bill Before Passing It

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 U.S. House of Representatives Should Fix Prison Reform Bill Before Passing It Washington, DC – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill today said that the U.S. House of Representatives should improve a prison reform bill before sending it to the U.S. Senate. The bill, the Prison Reform and Redemption … Read More

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Norman Brown Joins FAMM Board of Directors

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700   Norman Brown Joins FAMM Board of Directors WASHINGTON, DC – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Norman Brown, deputy project director for the Project New Opportunity (PNO) and a consultant to the District of Columbia’s Department of Rehabilitation Services, has joined the organization’s board of directors. At PNO, … Read More

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New FAMM Poll Reveals Unprecedented Support for Eliminating Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Friday, October 16, 2015

Results Suggest Public Wants Congress to Pass Bold Reforms MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Riggs, mriggs@famm.org, 202-822-6706  WASHINGTON, DC – Families Against Mandatory Minimum (FAMM) President Julie Stewart today released the results of a new poll [pdf], which revealed that an astonishing 77 percent of Americans support repealing mandatory minimums for nonviolent offenses. FAMM commissioned the poll, which … Read More

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FAMM Releases Response to NAAUSA Anti-Reform Propaganda

Monday, July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015 MEDIA CONTACT: Mike Riggs, mriggs@famm.org Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today released “The Dangerous Myths of NAAUSA: A Response to the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys’ Paper Titled “The Dangerous Myths of Drug Sentencing ‘Reform.’” The release of the white paper was timed to coincide with a briefing representatives of NAAUSA are … Read More

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