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FAMM, Lawmakers, and Families to Rally for Justice Reform at the U.S. Capitol

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM, Lawmakers, and Families to Rally for Justice Reform at the U.S. Capitol WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, July 10, FAMM will bring lawmakers, advocates, and family members from all over the nation to the United States Capitol to demand justice reform in 2018. There are a number of federal bills in … Read More

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Formerly incarcerated reform advocates urge the Senate to act on justice reform

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Contact: Lani Prunes lprunes@famm.org 202-822-6700 Formerly Incarcerated Reform Advocates Urge the U.S. Senate to Act on Justice Reform WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, 40 formerly incarcerated criminal justice reform advocates, who collectively served 352 years in prison, signed a letter to leaders of the U.S. Senate urging them to pass federal criminal justice reform before the … 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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H.R. 1781, Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act

Friday, April 27, 2018

H.R. 1781 Introduced by: Rep. Daniel Donovan and Rep. Thomas Rooney Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. Take Action: Click here to tell Congress to oppose H.R. 1781! H.R. 1781 is a misguided attempt to strengthen the federal government’s failed mandatory minimum policies as they relate to fentanyl. If passed, this bill would: Lower … Read More

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SITSA Act, H.R. 2851 (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

H.R. 2851, SITSA Act Introduced by: Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24) Text of bill: Click here for the full text of this legislation Take Action: Tell Congress to oppose H.R. 2851! The SITSA Act, H.R. 2851, is problematic because it (1) lacks criminal intent (mens rea) standards; (2) creates harsh duplicative sentences for offenses that lack mens rea; and (3) lets a … Read More

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Back the Blue Act – H.R. 2437 (Poe) / S. 1134 (Cornyn)

Friday, April 27, 2018

H.R. 2437 Introduced by: Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. S. 1134 Introduced by: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. Summary: Read FAMM’s factsheet on the bill here. The Back the Blue Act, if passed, would create new federal crimes and new mandatory minimum sentences for assaults, killings, … Read More

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H.R. 361 / S. 45, Kate’s Law

Friday, April 27, 2018

“Kate’s Law” — H.R. 361 (S. King), S. 45 (Cruz)  H.R. 361 Introduced by: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. S. 45 Introduced by: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. Take Action: Click here to tell Congress to oppose H.R. 361 and S. 45! … Read More

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S. 1524: Dignity Act (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Read the bill text: S. 1524 Status: The Dignity Act (S. 1524) was introduced on July 11, 2017, in the U.S. Senate. THE BILL IS NOT A LAW. To become a law, the bill must be approved by the Judiciary committees, passed by both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and signed into law … Read More

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H.R. 64, Federal Prison Bureau Nonviolent Offender Relief Act of 2017

Friday, April 27, 2018

Introduced: January 3, 2017 (115th Congress) Sponsor: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. Summary: If passed into law, H.R. 64 would require the Bureau of Prisons to release federal prisoners if the prisoners meet ALL of these criteria: They have served at least half of their prison term; and They … Read More

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FAMM Statement on DOJ Charging Memo

Friday, May 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Statement on DOJ Charging Memo   WASHINGTON – FAMM is gravely disappointed with the new charging memo issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While we appreciate the attorney general’s commitment to reducing crime and combating dangerous opioid abuse, we think his strategy is misguided, unsupported by … Read More

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