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FAMM Briefing on Sentencing Reform Provisions to the FIRST STEP Act

Monday, August 20, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Briefing on Sentencing Reform Provisions to the FIRST STEP Act WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, August 22, FAMM will host a briefing with former federal prosecutors, sentencing law experts, and directly impacted advocates on how Congress can add meaningful sentencing reform provisions to the FIRST STEP Act. Event:     Threading the Needle … Read More

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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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