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FAMM Endorses Florida Constitutional Amendments 11 and 4

Friday, September 14, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Endorses Florida Constitutional Amendments 11 and 4 Tallahassee – FAMM today endorsed two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot in Florida, Amendment 11 and Amendment 4. Amendment 11 would allow the legislature to make sentencing reforms retroactive, while Amendment 4 would restore voting rights to most felons who have … 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 Disappointed in Rejection of Michael Giles’ Appeal

Monday, November 20, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Disappointed in Rejection of Michael Giles’ Appeal Says one-size-fits-all sentencing laws are to blame   Tallahassee, Fla. – FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) expressed disappointment today in the denial of a legal appeal by Michael Giles. Florida’s First District Court of Appeal denied Giles’ appeal of a 2011 conviction for aggravated battery. … Read More

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FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug Mandatory Minimum Reform Bill in Florida

Monday, October 30, 2017

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Hails Introduction of Drug Mandatory Minimum Reform Bill in Florida Tallahassee, Fla. – FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) State Policy Director Greg Newburn today cheered the introduction of a reform to Florida’s mandatory minimum drug sentencing laws. Florida Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) and Rep. Ben Diamond (D-St. Petersburg) filed … Read More

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Conservative Coalition Supports Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform in Florida

Friday, March 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Greg Newburn gnewburn@famm.org 352.682.2542 Conservative Coalition Supports Mandatory Minimum Sentencing Reform in Florida  TALLAHASSEE—A coalition of leading national and state conservative groups today sent a letter to Florida House and Senate leadership in support of mandatory minimum drug sentencing reforms that are currently under consideration in the legislature. The letter was … Read More

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FAMM Hails Drug Sentencing Reform Bill

Friday, February 10, 2017

For Immediate Release Contact: Greg Newburn, FAMM State Policy Director gnewburn@famm.org; 352.682.2542     FAMM Hails Drug Sentencing Reform Bill GAINESVILLE, Fla. – FAMM today praised the introduction of legislation designed to reform Florida’s sentencing laws. HB 731, introduced by Representative Katie Edwards (D, Plantation), builds on sentencing reform legislation Representative Edwards passed in 2014. … Read More

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FAMM Celebrates Historic 10-20-Life Reform

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT:Greg Newburn, FAMM State Policy Director: gnewburn@famm.org; 352.682.2542 TALLAHASSEE – Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) today applauded Florida Governor Rick Scott for signing CS/SB 228, which repeals the mandatory minimum sentence for aggravated assault with a firearm. The bill was sponsored by Representatives Neil Combee (R, Polk) and Katie Edwards (D, Plantation) in the … Read More

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FAMM Applauds Bill to Reform “10-20-Life” Gun Sentencing Law

Monday, September 30, 2013

GAINESVILLE, FLA. – FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) Florida Project Director Greg Newburn today applauded a bill aimed in part at correcting the unintended consequences of Florida’s “10-20-Life” gun sentencing law. HB 89, filed by Representative Neil Combee (R, Polk City), is designed to restore the rights of Floridians to protect the “Defense of Life, … Read More

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FAMM Applauds New Trial Ruling for Marissa Alexander

Thursday, September 26, 2013

GAINESVILLE, FLA. – FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) Florida Project Director Greg Newburn today applauded a decision by Florida’s First District Court of Appeal granting Marissa Alexander a new trial on her conviction for aggravated assault. Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison under Florida’s “10-20-Life” gun sentencing law. The appeals court ruled that … Read More

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